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Too Many Treasures

Too Many Treasures

Hoarding can be a serious problem, especially when it damages health. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America has found myriad health risks associated with this rarely-talked-about issue. Mercy Housing is growing resources for residents who are battling addiction, including hoarding. Our partner, Area Agency on Aging, offers a one-week support group — Too Many … 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 two-year pilot project catering to preventing and educating at-risk populations about falling — a major risk associated with aging and illness. For seniors, injury may lead to serious long-term health complications and could compound present … Continue reading

104-Year-Old Thrives with Mercy Housing

104-Year-Old Thrives with Mercy Housing

At 104 years old, Rafelita is Mercy Housing’s eldest resident. For 14 years, she’s lived in Mercy Housing at Clare of Assisi. Raised in the San Louis Valley, her joyful youth was spent on a ranch and she eventually retired in Denver 30 years ago. After her husband of 50 years passed away, she was … Continue reading

Giving Thanks in Bellingham

Giving Thanks in Bellingham

Earlier this fall, MHNW welcomed residents to the newly opened Eleanor Apartments in Bellingham, Washington. Eighty senior residents have a new place to call home! Some were formerly homeless, making a home in their cars and even in the woods. Today, these seniors have a warm and safe place where they are able to build community. … Continue reading

Reynoldstown Receives Prestigious Award

Reynoldstown Receives Prestigious Award

It’s been less than a year since Reynoldstown Senior Residences opened its doors, and has already won a prestigious award! The community, 10 years in the making, hosted a grand opening in May, which was attended by the people who made the dream of Reynoldstown a reality: Mercy Housing supporters like you, elected officials, and … Continue reading

MEASURE H : HOPE FOR LA’S HOMELESS

MEASURE H : HOPE FOR LA’S HOMELESS

On March 7, Los Angeles voters passed Measure H—a companion measure to last Fall’s Proposition HHH. Part of the $355 million generated annually by Measure H’s quarter-cent tax hike will pay for services at the 10,000 permanent-supportive units slated to be built for LA’s chronically homeless population under Proposition HHH. Developers of those homes would … Continue reading

Letter from Doug Shoemaker

Dear Mercy Housing Supporter, Every time I sit down to write about the housing situation in our state and nation, I feel like I’m describing a scene in a Dickens novel. We have hit such a critical point in California with homelessness and housing insecurity that our work is on nearly everyone’s minds. That concern … Continue reading

Resident Leaders on a Path to Employment

Resident Leaders on a Path to Employment

Soon after Mercy Housing Northwest began providing Community Health Worker (CHW) services at seven properties in Seattle and South King County in 2014 they noticed an exciting trend. A number of participants in the health and wellness programs were encouraged to attend by emerging ‘resident leaders.’ These resident leaders are trusted voices in their communities … Continue reading