Tagged with mercy housing mountain plains

The Bounty of Food

The Bounty of Food

Mercy Housing residents at Francis Peak View are feeling very grateful this year for the new partnership with Bountiful Food Pantry. This location is a 120-home, multifamily property located between the Great Salt Lake and the foothills of the Wasatch Range. While beautiful scenery is abundant in this part of the country, for many Mercy … 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

Tackling Food Insecurity

Tackling Food Insecurity

Despite having an affordable home, many Mercy Housing residents worry about having enough food. Last fall Mercy Housing collected data on resident food security status for the first time, providing a quantitative look into a serious issue for individuals and families. We found that an astounding 57% of households in the Mountain Plains region indicated food insecurity. … Continue reading

Wish for Wheels Builds Community and Bikes

Wish for Wheels Builds Community and Bikes

Thanks to Wish for Wheels, kids at Mercy Housing have brand new bikes. Wish for Wheels is a nonprofit that offers an excellent team building experience and community service opportunity through building bikes for children in need. Mercy Housing Mountain Plains is proud to partner with Wish for Wheels, TSG Properties, and the Jewish Community … Continue reading

Too Many Treasures

Too Many Treasures

Hoarding can be a serious problem, especially when it damages health. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America has found myriad health risks associated with this rarely-talked-about issue, such as falls and bad air quality from dust and mildew. Mercy Housing actively supports residents with resources to help battle hoarding, so that our residents can … 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

Watering Food Deserts

Watering Food Deserts

Food is essential for life, and healthy food is essential for a successful life. Eating a healthy diet keeps us out of hospitals and where we belong, home with friends and family. According to the 2017 Annual Resident Survey, more than 35% of Mercy Housing Southwest residents experienced food insecurity last year. This number is … Continue reading