It can be heartbreaking to imagine girls like Shelby roaming the streets alone and afraid. But thanks to your incredible kindness, they can find warmth, shelter, safety, and love at Mercy Home.
Enjoy stories about our amazing boys and girls who have made incredible strides during their time at Mercy Home.
Watch a video of a child who had no home for the holidays.
While most kids her age were being tucked into bed by a loving parent,
13-year-old Julia was searching for a warm, dry place to sleep.
Most days, Omar is like any other teenage boy. He sometimes plays his music too loud, loves to play soccer and is impatient to get his drivers’ license. He hopes one day to be a famous athlete, or perhaps, a renowned businessman.
When Mayra first came to Mercy Home, she didn’t know what to think.
Clementina didn’t know how she would ever overcome her grief.
Read Alyssa’s story growing up being neglected by her family and how Mercy Home helped Alyssa overcome her struggle of loneliness.
Independence Day has fireworks. Thanksgiving has travel and turkey. And on Veteran’s Day, flags flutter on front porches all over America to honor those who served their country in the military.
But as federal holidays go, the one commemorating the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. is relatively young.
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