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The Making of a U.S. Citizen

The Making of a U.S. Citizen

For many families who immigrate to the United States, the road to citizenship can be a long and arduous process. This is the case for many of the residents at Grace Apartments in Denver, Colorado where the population is comprised of refugees and immigrants primarily from Southeast Asia including Bhutan, Nepal, and Burma. The naturalization … Continue reading

Ready, Set, Bank!

Ready, Set, Bank!

Last year with funding from Capital One, Mercy Housing implemented a pilot project in Denver using Ready, Set, Bank — a free curriculum that helps seniors feel comfortable using online banking tools to better manage their financial resources. More and more people are banking online, yet less than 20% of seniors take advantage of online … 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

No Bullies, Just Leaders

No Bullies, Just Leaders

Mercy Housing Mountain Plains is excited to start its second year of a youth program at five family properties in the metro Denver area. The Adolescents 4 Health and Prevention (A4HP) Program is funded by the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program. This curriculum-based program is designed to provide education for youth up to age 24, … Continue reading

Thanks to You…

Thanks to You…

Mercy Housing Mountain Plains’ (MHMP) youngest residents can achieve academic success and stability through our Out-of-School Time (OST) programming, thanks to supporters like you. Fundamental to our Resident Services programs, OST provides structured, age-appropriate activities that help our youth to build academic and leadership skills, sustain and expand physical activity, and become actively involved in … Continue reading

How to Find Affordable Housing with Us

How to Find Affordable Housing with Us

Mercy Housing knows that many people are in search of a home at this time of year. Below are some helpful links to jump start your search for affordable housing: Where We’re Located Frequently Asked Questions Resident Services How To Apply It’s important to keep in mind that even if a community has a waiting … Continue reading

Tackling Food Insecurity

Tackling Food Insecurity

Despite having an affordable home, many Mercy Housing residents worry about having enough food. Last fall Mercy Housing collected data on resident food security status for the first time, providing a quantitative look into a serious issue for individuals and families. We found that an astounding 57% of households in the Mountain Plains region indicated food insecurity. … Continue reading