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Volunteering to Make a Difference

Volunteering to Make a Difference

Meet Scott — a volunteer making a direct impact on the lives of our residents! A long-time volunteer at Mercy Housing, Scott received his GED and graduated from a culinary program at Red Rocks Community College. For the past 19 years, he has worked in the financial services field. Close to five years ago, Scott … Continue reading

Financial Literacy for Everyone

Financial Literacy for Everyone

The knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to make sound financial decisions based on one’s current circumstances can be challenging for anyone. For a family or senior living on a very limited income, financial management can be incredibly daunting knowing how little room there is for error. One wrong decision can have catastrophic consequences, even landing … Continue reading

Wish for Wheels Builds Community and Bikes

Wish for Wheels Builds Community and Bikes

Thanks to Wish for Wheels, kids at Mercy Housing have brand new bikes. Wish for Wheels is a nonprofit that offers an excellent team building experience and community service opportunity through building bikes for children in need. Mercy Housing Mountain Plains is proud to partner with Wish for Wheels, TSG Properties, and the Jewish Community … Continue reading

Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

  Wayne grew up in Chicago with a close-knit family that loved cars. Wayne became a career mechanic, purchased his own home, and was successfully providing for his three daughters. Life was going pretty well for Wayne, and then the worst happened: he lost his parents. After Wayne’s parents passed away, he struggled to cope … Continue reading

Health & Housing

Health & Housing

This Saturday April 7th marks World Health Day, which was started by the World Health Organization in 1950. Mercy Housing is keenly aware of the relationship between health and housing. When people have a safe, clean, and affordable living space, their physical and mental health thrives. We implement and measure healthcare programming through our resident services … Continue reading

Mercy Housing Goes to the Capitol

Mercy Housing Goes to the Capitol

Last month, Mercy Housing Northwest rallied alongside 600 housing advocates at the Capitol in Olympia to fight for affordable housing for all. As one of the sponsoring organizations of this annual Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day hosted by Washington Low Income Housing Alliance (WLIHA), MHNW stood united with the providers, formerly homeless individuals and other … Continue reading

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance

Providing a home is just the beginning while serving seniors and residents with chronic disease. A Matter of Balance is a program focused on preventing and educating at-risk populations about falling — a major risk associated with aging and illness. The program was first implemented with Mercy Housing Southwest residents in Arizona in 2014, and … Continue reading