In The News

Rose

Rose or as many people know her, Momma Rose, lives at Mercy Housing’s Timbercreek Apartments in Omaha, Nebraska. Over the past six years, Timbercreek has been a solid and stable home for Rose as she faced many personal challenges and tragedies. Cancer was one of those challenges. Several years ago, Rose was diagnosed with uterine

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Dominique, Mercy Housing Lakefront resident
Apr 01

Blessed

Dominique is a 32-year-old single mother who lives at Mercy Housing Lakefront’s (MHL) Washington Courts in Chicago’s Austin community. She was born and raised in the North Lawndale community, just five miles south of the Austin neighborhood. “I moved with my one-year-old daughter Maliha to Indianapolis, because I had family issues here … I lived with my cousin for some time.”  After

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Residents with heart art displays at Lincoln Way

February is Heart Health Month, and at our communities across the Northwest region, our Resident Services team came up with creative activities to keep MHNW residents informed about ways to maintain a healthy and happy heart. At our Lincoln Way community in Lynnwood, youth residents learned all about physical and emotional heart health in a

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Patti (left) with her daughter in 2019.

With a grim prognosis from her doctor, Patti knew she needed to make a major life change. Having smoked cigarettes for the past 28 years, she was faced with a dire health crisis. Patti moved to Denver from Louisiana two years ago to be close to her daughter. While putting down roots in a new

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“I just imagine a world where everybody gets treated with respect, dignity, and feel like they are worth something in this world.” – Seeta

Seeta was just six years old when she arrived in the United States on September 15, 2005, with her mother, brother, and two sisters. The details leading up to their arrival are a little blurry for her. They left the Ivory Coast amidst a civil war, and things happened very fast. Seeta’s father fled their

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Mercy Housing has had an outpouring of heartwarming support from community organizations, churches, volunteers, and donors like you during the pandemic. Your food and technology donations have made a big difference for residents struggling with hunger, those that are at-risk to leave their homes, and families struggling with virtual learning. Donated food and cleaning supplies

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Lunden, Mercy Housing Lakefront resident
Sep 02

A New Chapter

Lunden overcame homelessness and health problems to rekindle his relationship with his family. If there’s anything Lunden has learned in the past few years, he says, it’s “just try your best, put your faith in God if you’re a religious person. Once you’ve hit the bottom, you’ve got nowhere to go but up.” Lunden has

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Sep 02

Lucky in Life

Harold’s hope got him through war, and now he enjoys health and happiness at his Mercy Housing home. Harold, an 83-year-old resident of Assisi Homes of Kenosha, says the clear theme of his life has been good fortune: “I’ve been a lucky person all the way along.” One example of this can be seen in

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As a young, single mother of two, Kathy moved into Mercy Housing’s Decatur Place Apartments in Denver with one goal in mind. She wanted to prove to herself and her kids that she could make it on her own and provide a good life for them all. For some, that might sound like an overwhelming

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Robert Follett, mixed media on illustration board

Welcome to The Mercy Housing Collection! This collection highlights the works of over 10 resident artists from six different Mountain Plains communities. These creative works include acrylic pours on canvas, acrylic on canvas, and watercolor with each piece as unique as each resident. Creating art is a powerful outlet to explore creativity and provides a

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