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There’s No Stopping These Nursing Students

There’s No Stopping These Nursing Students

Six nursing students from the University of South Dakota graduated this past December after spending roughly 56 service hours at Mercy Housing’s Northern Heights property. Built in 1976, Northern Heights is a multifamily rental property in Rapid City, South Dakota with 96 efficiency and one-bedroom apartments. Students spent time at Northern Heights to learn how … Continue reading

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

This year, over 470 families in California will be celebrating their very first holiday season in a brand new Mercy Housing community. In 2018, Mercy Housing California (MHC) completed construction on several new developments all over the state. As the year draws to a close, these new buildings become homes as residents are gathering together … 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

Where’s Wanda?

Wanda has become a household name at Mercy Othello Plaza. Since moving in last year, Wanda hasn’t wasted any time making friends with her new neighbors and was able to quickly form a close-knit community. When she speaks about her new home at Mercy Othello Plaza, Wanda is all smiles — “It’s a family. We … 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

Meet LaVonya

Meet LaVonya

LaVonya had an 8-year-old son, volunteered at church, and was a naval reservist. She graduated from Columbia College and promptly found a job. In less than a year, she was laid off. That same year her mother passed away leaving LaVonya to look after her 12-year-old brother. Suddenly, she had two growing boys to raise … Continue reading

Earth Day Drawing Contest

Earth Day Drawing Contest

This month, the Mercy Housing National office hosted an Earth Day drawing contest that was open to residents from all regions across the country. Residents were asked to create a picture of what Earth Day means to them. Here are just a few of the drawings we’d like to share from our many talented artists … Continue reading