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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

Go Red for Heart Health

Go Red for Heart Health

Did you know that heart disease is the #1 killer among women? At our Mercy Housing Northwest communities, 63% of the residents we serve are women. Heart disease also disproportionately affects people of color, a very critical population that we serve. In honor of Heart Health month in February, many of our residents across Washington … 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 program focused on preventing and educating at-risk populations about falling — a major risk associated with aging and illness. The program was first implemented with Mercy Housing Southwest residents in Arizona in 2014, and … Continue reading

104-Year-Old Thrives with Mercy Housing

104-Year-Old Thrives with Mercy Housing

At 104 years old, Rafelita is one of Mercy Housing’s eldest residents. For 14 years, she’s lived at Mercy Housing’s Clare of Assisi apartments. Raised in the San Luis Valley, her joyful youth was spent on a ranch. She attributes her long life to growing up on a ranch, remembering: “fresh food, time with friends … 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

Love is in the Air…

Love is in the Air…

Music makes the world go ‘round…at least for Mercy Housing Northwest’s Snohomish residents, Jerry and Elaine. The two first met over 40 years ago and their story is one of true love at first sight (and sound). “When our eyes met, neither of us had a question we’d be together the rest of our lives”, … Continue reading