Stories

People of Mercy
Oct 25

Doris

“This is the second set of grandkids I’ve raised. It takes a lot to raise these kids. You get them to school, you get them back, you do homework and fix supper and get them ready for the next day. At the end of the day, I’m exhausted.”

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People of Mercy
Oct 25

Frank

“I never missed a day of work when I was in the Army, and was an expert with an M16, but couldn’t keep a job when I came home. I’ve worked in factories, as a prison guard, and have planted crops. Now I just want to finish my Associate’s Degree. I’m proud of myself for making it this far.”

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Gabrielle
Oct 25

Gabrielle

“Gabrielle had language development problems when she came to live with me. We got her the help she needed, and she went from not talking to talking too much!”

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People of Mercy
Oct 25

Jack

“I always had the answers in life, but mental health was one thing I couldn’t deal with. Now that I’m here, living life is a priority again.”

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People of Mercy
Oct 25

James

“I thank the lord for every day I can get up in the morning. What brings me peace is the blessing of being here another day, and in good health. I’m thankful for it. And at the end of the day, I like listening to music and reading.”

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People of Mercy
Oct 25

Michelle

“What’s one talent I have that most people don’t know about? Well, I think everyone already knows that I have the gift of gab.”

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People of Mercy
Oct 25

Mizani

“We get to know each other in this community. If you have problems, or someone’s messing with you or stuff, your friends have your back.”

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People of Mercy Housing
Oct 25

Monica

“I feel art is part of the most primitive therapy in any community. Visual arts, dancing, story-telling has always been a part of community. The art is already there.”

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People of Mercy Housing
Oct 25

Willie

“From PTSD to drugs to prison, I’ve had my struggles since I got home from Vietnam. But this apartment is an opportunity for me to be better. I see my psychiatrist at the VA, I go to my meetings, and I’ve been sober for nine months now. I’m thankful for every day.”

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People of Mercy Housing
Oct 18

Patricia

“I hope that everyone in my community is happy, and I hope that things work for their lives. I hope they get the help they need…”

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