The popular Power of the Purse fundraiser is back April 27, 2017.
The event will be held at the LRS Airport Hangar this year, 820 South Airport Road, in Springfield IL. A flute of champagne, goodie bag and appetizers are included in the price and a bar available with partial proceeds going to MERCY!!
MERCY Communities is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the crisis of family homelessness.
Since 1999 we have served roughly 1,000 clients (moms and their children). MERCY Communities has grown from providing 10 units of housing in 1999 to 26 units in 2016. In fiscal year 2016, MERCY Communities housed and supported 41 mothers with 80 children.
Ongoing Program Services
MERCY Communities offers programs and services for homeless, or at-risk women, over the age of eighteen with one or more children. Our services are designed for mothers who are committed to learning the life skills, job skills and parenting skills necessary to live a self-sufficient life. To participate, families must be ready to take steps toward life transformations through structured, value-based, goal-directed activities.
The goal of all programming is to assist homeless young women and their children to achieve stability in their lives by providing them with a stable home and intensive supportive services.
More Than a Place to Stay
Our professional staff meet one on one at least weekly with the clients and their children.
In addition, one evening per week, MERCY hosts various speakers, activities, demonstrations, videos, educators and community volunteers to provide small life skill 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. We are thankful for your support!
Permenant, temporary, and rental housing is available.
In 2016, MERCY provided 41 moms, 80 boys, and girls with shelter and supportive services through permanent supportive housing. 94% of permanent supportive families maintain their housing for one year or longer.
A two-year Transitional Living Program is available to assist homeless young women and their children to achieve stability in their lives by providing them with a stable home and intensive support services.
MERCY makes decent affordable rental housing and supportive services available to families at 15 to 30% of the median income.