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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

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

Those People —An Art Exhibition

Those People —An Art Exhibition

Those People Mercy Housing Lakefront just concluded Those People exhibition — a resident art collection exploring notions of homelessness, displacement, and diversity. We had a wonderful turnout to see 11 resident artists’ work. Many of the pieces were sold during the Grand Opening celebration and proceeds went to the artist and the Art Therapy Program. … Continue reading

Aging with Hope

Aging with Hope

Aging intimidates many and impacts all. May is Older Americans Month and seniors (people over 65) comprise 32% of residents served by Mercy Housing, that’s over 12,000 people. Understanding their needs is important to us. By 2035, seniors will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history according to the Census Bureau. Traditionally, most … 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

104-Year-Old Thrives with Mercy Housing

104-Year-Old Thrives with Mercy Housing

At 104 years old, Rafelita is one of Mercy Housing’s eldest residents. For 14 years, she’s lived at Mercy Housing’s Clare of Assisi apartments. Raised in the San Luis Valley, her joyful youth was spent on a ranch. She attributes her long life to growing up on a ranch, remembering: “fresh food, time with friends … Continue reading