News & Events

2024 Upcoming Events

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FEB – JUNE 25:   Travelers/Webster Bank Birdies for Charity your donation to Mercy will be increased by 15%! 
APRIL – JUNE:      Spring Appeal Fund Drive
MAY 21:                Free Health Clinic – Friendship Center – 118 Main St., Hartford   9am – 3pm
JUNE 6:                Job Fair – Sue Ann Shay Place – 76 Pliny St., Hartford    10am – 1pm
JUNE 25:              Free Health Clinic – Friendship Center – 118 Main St., Hartford   9am – 3pm
JULY 11:                Christmas in July Donation Event  – Sue Ann Shay Place – 76 Pliny St., Hartford    3:30 – 5pm
JULY 23:               Free Health Clinic – Friendship Center – 118 Main St., Hartford   9am – 3pm
AUGUST 25:         Deadline to order DISCOUNTED Early Bird tickets to the Hope & Home event
AUGUST 27:         Free Health Clinic – Friendship Center – 118 Main St., Hartford   9am – 3pm
SEPT 24:               Free Health Clinic – Friendship Center – 118 Main St., Hartford   9am – 3pm
OCTOBER 25:       Hope & Home Celebration to benefit Mercy Housing & My Sisters’ Place – Bond Ballroom
NOV – DEC:         Holiday Appeal Fund Drive
DECEMBER 3:      Giving Tuesday 

Quarterly Newsletters

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Learn how Mercy’s Permanent Supportive Housing Program is a solution for chronic homelessness.

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Hartford HealthCare has teamed up with Mercy to meet some of the health needs at the Friendship Center.

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Winter is the deadliest time to be homeless, but what can be done? 

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FALL 2024

The latest Point-in-Time Count have shown a 16% increase in homelessness in CT over the past two years.

Mercy Housing In the News

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Governor Lamont Awards $1.3 million to Mercy Housing

We are extraordinarily grateful to Governor Lamont for earmarking funds for much needed capital improvement projects at St. Elizabeth House.  Located at 118 Main St. Hartford, the building was built in 1807 and has only had one major renovation since being acquired by the Sisters of Mercy in 1983.

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FOX 61's The Real Story Gets Mercy Housing's Take on the Big Issues

Watch CEO Kara Capone break down the issues of affordable housing and homelessness in Connecticut.

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WTIC 1080 Radio Gets the Scoop on the Real Housing Issues

Read highlights of CEO Kara Capone’s interview with WTIC at the CT CAN End Homelessness Legislative News Conference.

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Saint Elizabeth House Featured on Crossroads Magazine Broadcast

St. Elizabeth House was a feature story on the Catholic TV network MyTV9 and Fox 61 with Fr. John Gatzak in May 2023.  

Informative Op-Ed in Hartford Courant Tells the Story of Homelessness Then and now

Read CEO Kara Capone’s heartfelt Op-Ed published in the Hartford Courant May 24, 2023.

Mercy's CEO's Legislative Testimony Featured in the CT Mirror

CEO Kara Capone shares insights into the affordable housing crisis in testimony to the 2024 CT General Assembly.


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CT Nonprofits Rally at the State Capitol

In April, Mercy Housing and My Sisters’ Place joined over 1,800 peers from various human service organizations as part of The Alliance:  The Voice of Community Nonprofits rally at the CT State Capitol.  The rally was an effort to get funding support from the state legislature before the end of the legislative session in May.

Celebrating 40 Years

Forty years is something special!  This video shown at the 2023 Hope & Home event celebrates the history and present accomplishments of Mercy Housing.

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Who We Are and What We Do

Hear first hand from some of the individuals who’s lives have been transformed by the work of Mercy Housing and My Sisters’ Place.

Annual Reports



Mercy FY2022 Annual Report

Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation has seen many changes over the past year…

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It has always been the drive of our employees that sets us apart from other nonprofits…

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