In The News

“I’ve been caring for homeless people for 20, 25 years. And unfortunately, I have failed,” said Dr. Joshua Bamberger, Chief Medical Consultant of Mercy Housing, on April 9th, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif. A reference to failure is not what one would expect to hear from this year’s recipient of the prestigious Beverlee A. Myers Award

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Oak Meadow Elementary teacher Cindi Prahl couldn’t say enough about Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Student of the Month Bella Buhl. She called the fifth-grader a great problem solver, collaborator, leader and listener. “This is a gal who is so positive,” Prahl shared at Wednesday’s breakfast meeting. “She makes the best of every single

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When Mercy Housing Resident Services Coordinator Eddie Zacapa held a leadership meeting with tenants at the White Rock Village apartments recently, they determined a priority was to fix up the family youth room — a white-walled common area that has been the site for the summer free lunch program for the complex’s approximately 200 children and maybe

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Like many great ideas, the new Vera Haile Senior Housing project in San Francisco began with one simple need: to expand the dining room for the St. Anthony Foundation. Since 1950, the organization has helped San Francisco’s homeless and poor population in the Tenderloin. St. Anthony’s modest goal quickly grew into plans for a new, affordable, safe

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Mercy Housing California hosted a grand opening / dedication event for Vera Haile Senior Housing on Wednesday, March 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 129 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94102. Completed earlier this year and recently fully occupied, Vera Haile Senior Housing is targeted to very low-income persons 62 years or

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Dwayne is an outgoing teenager with a sweet smile and a love for sports. And even if school isn’t his favorite thing, he’s willing to put up with it so he can play football. It was a bit of a problem when his low grades forced him to drop out of sports his freshman year

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The best buildings resonate in more than one way. They connect on several levels, trigger more than one smile in response. Which explains our visit today to 1180 Fourth Street, the newest and perhaps most satisfying residential piece of San Francisco’s Mission Bay. Architecturally, the six-story wedge of 150 apartments adds an assertive spark in

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For the past four years, Lorri had been living in unbearable conditions. Suffering from abuse, both mentally and physically, this was leading to deteriorating health conditions. After 28 years of marriage, her husband filed for divorce, and Lorri found herself in a worse situation. Lorri had hired an acquaintance to help with yard work for

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From tutoring to volunteering to teaching kids how to play soccer, El Dorado County’s young people give thousands of hours back to the community each year. Many of those youth recently received Youth Star Awards for their tireless efforts. The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition hosted the ceremony on Dec. 14 at Lakehills Church.

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When Gloria Webster joined a crocheting class taught by Gail Rogers last year, she could neither crochet nor knit. But after the class ended, the two ladies were having so much fun they found themselves crocheting for four to five hours a day—and didn’t want to stop! “There’s only so many hats you and your

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