People of Mercy

“Life has definitely been a roller coaster but sometimes you just have to take it one day at a time and stay positive and keep going.

“There are lots of new beginnings happening for us this year. I am working on finding a job, the girls are excelling in school, we have a lot of good things coming.”


A single mom of two, a cystic fibrosis warrior,
and a resident of The Rose on Colfax in Denver.

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“I moved in nine months ago, but I feel like I’ve been here for years already. I’ve made lots of friends and we are always doing something. We have coffee club every day and it’s nice to have things to do.

“The only day I rest is Sunday, and I like it like that.”


Who finally feels at home after more than 20 years without a place of her own.

People of Mercy is a series celebrating the more than 3,000 people who call Mercy Housing Mountain Plains home. From seniors in Arizona to families across Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, and Iowa, these stories give us a glimpse inside the lives of those we serve.