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Hearing Testing Country Senior Apartments

Seniors at Countryside Senior Apartments were able to receive hearing tests that they otherwise may have missed or been unable to access, thanks to donors. Hearing loss is common in seniors, and has been tied to social isolation, which can greatly impact health. Loss of hearing can also affect your ability to work, understand others,

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CHICAGO – Landmarks Illinois has named this year’s recipients of the Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards. The nine award-winning preservation projects, and the people who made them possible, will be honored at a ceremony in Chicago the evening of Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Now in its 26th year, the Landmarks Illinois Richard

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After serving in the Navy for five years, Michael returned home to complete his education

After serving in the Navy for five years, Michael returned home to complete his education, earning a master’s degree and an MBA. Unfortunately, his graduation coincided with the Great Recession, and like many Americans, Michael struggled to find a job. During this time, a dear friend died in a tragic helicopter accident. “Those couple things

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Leslie and her friends

Leslie came to Mercy Housing Lakefront seeking refuge from a toxic marriage that left her unsafe in her own home. Additionally, Leslie is living with Bipolar Disorder, and at the time, she was suffering from a manic episode. She was referred to St. Catherine Residence, where she quickly found the support she needed and discovered

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Friends of St. Catherine’s have impacted countless lives

The Friends of St. Catherine Residence, originally called The Women’s Club of St. Catherine Residence, have provided key support to St. Catherine’s for over 50 years. Started by Ruth Smith in 1967, the Friends was created to support St. Catherine’s financially and through volunteer involvement to ensure the community’s longevity. Over the years, the Friends

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Students at St. Joan Antida High School found a creative way to serve Milwaukee women

Students at St. Joan Antida High School found a creative way to serve Milwaukee women. The students at St. Joan Antida were looking for a way to live out their school’s mission to lead and serve. They chose their neighbors at St. Catherine Residence to be the beneficiaries of their generosity. Over winter and spring,

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a man hits a softball

In its eighth year, the Feel Better Challenge has continued to thrive and is being expanded to more sessions each summer. This summer, we had 139 participants from our 12 buildings sign up and participate in the challenge. Many did a 5k walk to Chicago’s Northerly Island, and even more went hiking in groups to

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EPIC grant recipient, Starisha White, family, MHL staff and Mark Angelini, MHL President

Mercy Housing partnered with the National Real Estate Practice of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants to provide students in need with a grant for their hard work and vision. The EPIC Educational Support Grant awarded 14 students with $3,000 each to go toward supporting higher education and brighter futures. Batavia Apartments resident, Starisha White is

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We partnered with the National Real Estate Practice of EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants to provide students in need with this grant for their hard work and vision. This is the second year that EPIC’s National Real Estate Practice and Mercy Housing have partnered together to deliver this grant to low-income students in need. Fourteen

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Wintrust Financial executive and Mercy Housing Lakefront resident join 16-member board supporting Mercy’s mission of providing affordable, service-enriched housing to more than 8,000 residents. CHICAGO – Mercy Housing Lakefront, a nonprofit that owns and operates 52 affordable housing properties in the Chicagoland area, Southern Illinois, Southeastern Wisconsin and Central Indiana, today announced that its Board

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