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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

Congratulations to Recent Graduates!

Congratulations to Recent Graduates!

For many young people in our country, the end of high school marks the transition to college and a reward for years of hard work and study, but attending college is far from certain for many low-income graduates. All across California, we hear from residents that one of the key benefits of living in a … Continue reading

St. Mary Tower, Our Newest Senior Community

St. Mary Tower, Our Newest Senior Community

On July 19, St. Mary Tower will be having its grand reopening event to celebrate the conclusion of 14 months of construction. This 13-story concrete building has 146 homes for seniors 62 years of age and over. Mercy Housing acquired the building from Dignity Health in 2016 and began construction that November. Improvements include a … Continue reading

100% Graduation Rate in Washington

100% Graduation Rate in Washington

Sterling Meadows Apartments opened in February 2002 and currently serves 50 agricultural workers and their families — all of whom earn 45% or less of the area median income. A supplemental year-round academic program called Homework Club has had prolific results — for 5 straight years they had a 100% high-school graduation rate — that’s … Continue reading

“How Can I Show Compassion in My Community?”

“How Can I Show Compassion in My Community?”

Summertime is crucial for Mercy Housing youth, since most are out of school while their parents are working. Summer programming provides opportunities to learn and grow. The Youth Leadership program at Driftwood Estates in Rapid City, South Dakota is giving kids a chance to give back to their community this summer. “The program’s theme is … 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

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