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Healthy Habits for Healthy Teens

Healthy Habits for Healthy Teens

It’s time to cook! Teens at Crestview Village are learning how to prepare meals during Teen Time. Teen Time is offered to the teenage residents of Crestview in La Vista, Nebraska, through the after-school program center. It focuses on giving teens a safe place where they can have fun, collaborate with others, and learn healthy … Continue reading

Keeping Seniors Happy – One Box at a Time

Keeping Seniors Happy – One Box at a Time

Food insecurity is not knowing where your next meal will come from or not having the financial resources to provide adequate food for your family. The prevalence of food insecurity is widely spread throughout the U.S., and according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), it affects almost 12% of the nation’s population. While … Continue reading

After-School Programs in California

After-School Programs in California

When the school day is over, kids across our country experience radically different lives.  Some children get to recharge with a snack, then play a sport, or do homework with the support of family or at a local Boys and Girls Clubs.  Others do not, because family members are working and in too many communities … Continue reading

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

A Partnership That Houses & Heals

A Partnership That Houses & Heals

Mercy Park and Mercy Care have partnered to provide Chamblee, Georgia’s low-income residents with affordable housing and healthcare opportunities. Both are members of the Sisters of Mercy — Mercy Park is an affordable housing community for low-income seniors and is adjacent to the Mercy Care clinic, a federally qualified health facility that is part of … Continue reading

How Health & Housing Saved a Life

How Health & Housing Saved a Life

Johnnie Dickerson credits Mercy Housing for saving his life. Literally. Johnnie is a retired 72-year old who resides at Mercy Housing’s The Atrium at Collegetown in Atlanta. Every Monday, Dr. Ayanna Buckner from Morehouse School of Medicine stops by Johnnie’s home for a check-up. On one particular cold, December Monday, Dr. Buckner noted something of … Continue reading

Meet Kelaija

Meet Kelaija

When Kelaija joined our youth empowerment program as a high school freshman, she was distant and depressed with abysmal school attendance and failing grades. As she grew to trust our staff, including the Resident Services Manager Ashlei, she shared that several family members struggled with addiction and that she was missing school to protect her … Continue reading

Volunteering to Make a Difference

Volunteering to Make a Difference

Meet Scott — a volunteer making a direct impact on the lives of our residents! A long-time volunteer at Mercy Housing, Scott received his GED and graduated from a culinary program at Red Rocks Community College. For the past 19 years, he has worked in the financial services field. Close to five years ago, Scott … Continue reading