M.E.R.C.Y.'s 15th Year Celebration Gala
October 18, 2014

Details forthcoming!


A huge thank you to the Sangamon County Medical Society Alliance for their generous contribution to supply our  "Incentive Store."  The Incentive Items are purchased with points earned for reaching self-sufficiency goals.  We appreciate the ongoing partnership!

Also, the generosity of the St. Joseph Parish continues to amaze us.  Their collection of baby and children's items will go a long way to helping our young mothers with their children's basic needs.

Finally, a shout out the the Benedictine University Service Day Volunteers!  A remarkable group that included the entire Soccer Team, spent several hours raking and cleaning up sticks and leaves from our properties in Enos Park.  Your efforts were very much appreciated! 

Welcome to M.E.R.C.Y. Communities, Inc.


MAY 2, 2013 - A huge thank you goes out to United Community Bank for their generous donation collected in their 'Casual for a Cause' dress down days!

Campaign for Justice and Hope

   JUNE 3, 2013 - M.E.R.C.Y. Communities is a grateful recipient of funds from the new Campaign for Justice and Hope, funded through the generosity of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.  The monies will be applied to M.E.R.C.Y.'s Self-Improvement Opportunities Program, which assists moms with learning new job skills and finding meaningful work in the Springfield community. 
[Deb Stonikas, Executive Director receives check from Bishop Paprocki]

Campaign for Justice & Hope

More Than a Place to Stay

Our professional staff meet 1:1 several times weekly with the clients and their children. In addition, two evenings per week, M.E.R.C.Y. hosts various speakers, activities, demonstrations, videos, educators and community volunteers to provide small learning sessions centered on the pillars of self-sufficiency:  Housing, Parenting, Budgeting and Life Skills.  Children also are provided with counseling, as needed, with emphasis on educational achievements. 

Funding for our Children's programs has been graciously provided by the Junior League of Springfield, Medical Society Alliance, the SIU School of Medicine, Springfield Rotary, the Susan Cook Foundation and many private donors. We are thankful for your support!

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