Mercy Loan Fund Maintains High Aeris Rating of AA+

Mercy Loan Fund has received its annual Aeris rating of AA+, maintaining its three-level increase in three years. Aeris provides the only comprehensive, third-party assessment of Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) loan funds and helps community investors evaluate opportunities that meet their impact goals and risk parameters. The AA+ financial rating signifies that MLF has … Continue reading

Heart Healthy at Home

Heart Healthy at Home

Cardiovascular disease and stroke are an epidemic in the United States, with an average of 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes happening every year. Million Hearts is a national program that combats this epidemic by focusing on improving heart health across the country. The program partners, along with state health departments, set out to decrease … Continue reading

Healthy Habits for Healthy Teens

Healthy Habits for Healthy Teens

It’s time to cook! Teens at Crestview Village are learning how to prepare meals during Teen Time. Teen Time is offered to the teenage residents of Crestview in La Vista, Nebraska, through the after-school program center. It focuses on giving teens a safe place where they can have fun, collaborate with others, and learn healthy … Continue reading

Keeping Seniors Happy – One Box at a Time

Keeping Seniors Happy – One Box at a Time

Food insecurity is not knowing where your next meal will come from or not having the financial resources to provide adequate food for your family. The prevalence of food insecurity is widely spread throughout the U.S., and according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), it affects almost 12% of the nation’s population. While … Continue reading

Giving Back One Stitch at a Time

Giving Back One Stitch at a Time

Kindness is contagious, and a local group of knitters is spreading their compassion by helping those experiencing homelessness to bundle up. The Nifty Knitters, a crafting group of seniors from Assisi Homes (Jefferson Court in Milwaukee), work together to provide hats, scarves, and mittens to a local nonprofit homeless shelter. Recently, they provided more than … Continue reading

Home is Hope

Home is Hope

You empower women like Aundria to live their best life. It’s awful enough that anyone must endure months of being cold, hungry, and homeless. But imagine the feeling of people walking right by you, not even seeing you as a human being. At best, you’re treated like a nuisance. “There were days that I was … Continue reading

The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley Awards Mercy Housing Lakefront $5,000 Grant to Help Seniors Experiencing Hearing Loss

CHICAGO, November 1, 2018 – Mercy Housing Lakefront today announced the acceptance of a $5,000 grant from The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley to purchase hearing accessibility equipment (pocket talkers) for senior residents at the organization’s Constitution House in Aurora, IL. Pocket talker devices are reliable and easy-to-use sound amplifiers designed for individuals … Continue reading