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1st Period – Lesson Plans New Gear for the New School Year! The calendar may say early August, but back-to-school (BTS) time is just around the corner for many kids across the country. For students heading back to school can bring a myriad of emotions – excitement, fear, dread(it is the first day of a

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2022 Contact: Rosalyn Sternberg, Communications Manager at Mercy Housing California, 415-355-7157, rosalyn.sternberg@mercyhousing.org Liza Cardinal Hand, Chief Communications & Marketing Officer, Catholic Charities of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties, 503-621-8024, LHand@CatholicCharitiesSF.org TREASURE ISLAND, SAN FRANCISCO: Residents of Treasure Island and affordable housing stakeholders celebrated the groundbreaking of Star View

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A Special Thank You Mercy Housing Midwest recently held its 2022 Power of Home fundraiser in Omaha, Nebraska. Attendees had the opportunity to meet our new Mountain Plains president, Shelly Marquez, and learn more about our exciting plans for developing more stable, affordable housing in the community. Congratulations to this year’s Heart of Mercy Award

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‘My hat is off to you, kiddo.’ – Patricia O’Roark I worked with Sr Carolyn when she was President of Mercy Housing Midwest for several years. She shared with me several times that she was “in over her head.” After all, she had been educated to be an educator, and she was very successful both

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According to a 2021 USDA report, nearly 90% (116.7 million) of all U.S. households had access to enough food to lead healthy and active lives. That same study also showed about 1 in 10 households (13.8 million) were food insecure at some point during 2020, which, when breaking that number down, translates to 38.2 million

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2022 CONTACT: Rosalyn Sternberg, rosalyn.sternberg@mercyhousing.org WEST SACRAMENTO: Residents, partners, and Mercy Housing California (MHC) staff gathered on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, to celebrate the dedication of 1801 West Capitol, a permanent supportive housing community including 85 affordable, service-enriched homes for people exiting homelessness. “These new homes demonstrate what happens when

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Francis Heights

Resident Profile: Glen, Francis Heights  Mention Jon Bon Jovi to Mercy Housing’s Francis Heights resident Glen and prepare to hear some amazing stories about the famed musician. You see, Glen helped to build the musician’s 62-acre New Jersey home. He was also invited to play the drums in Bon Jovi’s home studio. His stories are

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Community. “A social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common culture and historical heritage.” Spend more than five minutes talking to Mercy Housing’s President & CEO Ismael Guerrero, and you will realize that the word “community” is at the core of why he has

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Los Angeles’s Pico Robertson neighborhood is known for its walkable boulevards, kosher delis, and its close proximity to world-class museums. Now, it’s also the site of 48 new affordable, service-enriched homes for seniors at the Howard and Irene Levine Senior Community. Named for philanthropists and housing advocates Howard and Irene Levine, whose son David Levine,

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For almost thirty years, until her retirement in 2014, Sister Lillian Murphy, RSM, served as President and CEO of Mercy Housing. Under her leadership, Mercy Housing expanded from a small, regional housing development organization with 250 homes to a nationwide leader that provides over 24,000 affordable homes to nearly 45,000 residents in 21 states, with

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