40th Anniversary Celebration

The 40th Anniversary Gala took place on September 22nd at the Denver Art Museum. It was a time to celebrate the past, honor two very special individuals, and come together to raise money for future programs. Supporters like you joined in person and virtually to raise more than $2 million. We can’t thank you enough.

Your support will do so much for current and future Mercy Housing residents by creating more affordable housing and supportive onsite services. You continue to make an impact on the lives of residents like the Curtis Family. During the event, The Curtis Family C-Notes, a family band out of San Francisco who are Mercy Housing residents, performed some of their hit songs which got the crowd going. The C-Notes are an up-and-coming funk sensation that competed on America’s Got Talent in 2021.

After losing their home and jobs following the 2008 financial crisis, the Curtis family found themselves without a place to raise their children. A close friend found out they were living in their van, took them in, and introduced them to Mercy Housing. Work began to pick up and the Curtis Family moved into a brand-new Mercy Housing community in San Francisco. They were the first residents to move in and call the property home. “It was Mercy Housing that provided us with shelter,” Maestro Curtis (Papa C) explained. “We surprised our kids with a new apartment home which has allowed us to sustain a quality of life that has given us freedom.” Mama C added, “Mercy Housing nurtures community on so many levels — there are so many different reasons why people come to Mercy Housing, and they understand that.” Rather than feeling sorry for themselves or asking “why,” they have embraced the journey they are on. “It was worth everything because it made us so strong as a family,” Papa C concluded. The family is currently working on several creative projects. We are excited to follow them as they turn those dreams into realities one funky song at a time.

When you support Mercy Housing, you support residents and their dreams. Thank you!

Check the Curtis family out on their website thecurtisfamilycnotes.com. And be sure to visit mercyhousing.org/gala to see more photos and videos from the event and even watch the entire livestream!