In The News

It is hard to believe it’s already Fall, as I reflect on what was an exciting end to summer. We wrapped up August with an incredibly rewarding Back-to-School Drive! We collected and distributed 600+ backpacks to the children who call Mercy Housing home. It is you, our friends and supporters, who made this possible and

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By Shelly Marquez This affordable housing crisis threatens to irrevocably alter the state we love. Half of Coloradans can no longer afford to live here. Teachers, firefighters, and nurses who can earn as little as $22,000 a year can’t afford to live in the communities they serve. Young professionals struggle to afford rents or mortgages,

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Out-of-School Time is a widely popular youth program at Mercy Housing that provides kids with the opportunity to receive resources and support in a variety of ways. From homework help to healthy snacks, activities are focused on providing a safe place for kids to learn and grow, and — above all — explore new things!

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Thank you to all our friends and supporters who attended the Mercy Housing Midwest 2022 Power of Home fundraiser in Omaha, Nebraska. Guests had the opportunity to meet our new Mountain Plains president, Shelly Marquez, and learn more about our exciting plans for developing more stable, affordable housing across the region. Congratulations to this year’s

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On September 10, Mercy Housing Holly Park residents celebrated National Grandparent’s Day with a special guest…Cookie Monster! Along with community partner United Healthcare, Mercy Housing welcomed Cookie Monster, who spent time taking photos with the kids (and adults, too), handing out brand new Sesame Street books, and giving high fives to new friends. As hard

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Dayron Blackwell’s title may read “Case Manager II” at Mercy Housing’s Clare Gardens, but to residents and staff, he is so much more. A friend. A mentor. A trusted colleague. A leader. A ray of sunshine. A difference maker. Dayron has mastered the art of wearing many different hats. Born in Dallas, TX., Dayron has

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1st Period – Lesson Plans New Gear for the New School Year! The calendar may say early August, but back-to-school (BTS) time is just around the corner for many kids across the country. For students heading back to school can bring a myriad of emotions – excitement, fear, dread(it is the first day of a

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A Special Thank You Mercy Housing Midwest recently held its 2022 Power of Home fundraiser in Omaha, Nebraska. Attendees had the opportunity to meet our new Mountain Plains president, Shelly Marquez, and learn more about our exciting plans for developing more stable, affordable housing in the community. Congratulations to this year’s Heart of Mercy Award

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‘My hat is off to you, kiddo.’ – Patricia O’Roark I worked with Sr Carolyn when she was President of Mercy Housing Midwest for several years. She shared with me several times that she was “in over her head.” After all, she had been educated to be an educator, and she was very successful both

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Francis Heights

Resident Profile: Glen, Francis Heights  Mention Jon Bon Jovi to Mercy Housing’s Francis Heights resident Glen and prepare to hear some amazing stories about the famed musician. You see, Glen helped to build the musician’s 62-acre New Jersey home. He was also invited to play the drums in Bon Jovi’s home studio. His stories are

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