2019

Mercy Housing Mountain Plains

Impact Report

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We know that stable homes and supportive services have the power to change lives. Because of your support, Mercy Housing Mountain Plains residents have the foundation upon which they can thrive. On behalf of the more than 5,000 residents who call a Mercy Housing Mountain Plains community home, thank you for making this possible.

 

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An EPIC Turnaround

At the young age of 16, and after months of struggling, Ashley was diagnosed with endometriosis by a local physician in her hometown of Kaysville, Utah. Although prescription medication helped Ashley manage the painful symptoms of the disorder, after just a couple years of treatment she had become addicted to her medication. Dependent on a daily high, her addiction rapidly grew and quickly spiraled out of control. Ashley then turned toward heroin and not surprisingly, her life took a turn for the worse. 

Life only got harder for Ashley as the years passed. As she continued to struggle with her addiction, Ashley unexpectantly became pregnant and had a daughter. She shared raising her daughter with the child’s father until he was killed by a drunk driver when their daughter was just two years old. The stress of being a single parent, topped with years of drug addiction, became Ashley’s rock bottom. She knew she needed help.

At the young age of 16, and after months of struggling, Ashley was diagnosed with endometriosis by a local physician in her hometown of Kaysville, Utah. Although prescription medication helped Ashley manage the painful symptoms of the disorder, after just a couple years of treatment she had become addicted to her medication. Dependent on a daily high, her addiction rapidly grew and quickly spiraled out of control. Ashley then turned toward heroin and not surprisingly, her life took a turn for the worse. At the young age of 16, and after months of struggling, Ashley was diagnosed with endometriosis by a local physician in her hometown of Kaysville, Utah. Although prescription medication helped Ashley manage the painful symptoms of the disorder, after just a couple years of treatment she had become addicted to her medication. Dependent on a daily high, her addiction rapidly grew and quickly spiraled out of control. Ashley then turned toward heroin and not surprisingly, her life took a turn for the worse. 

 

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Average annual household income

Properties

40

Apartments

3,009

Residents

5,449

$8,998

of residents living in Mercy Housing Mountain Plains communities

Residents participated in free, onsite programs

3,949

in high-impact areas, including  Health and Wellness, Out-of-School Time, Financial Stability,  Housing Stability, and  Community engagement

 
 
Holly Park Rededication

We celebrated the reopening of Holly Park in Commerce City, CO, after a two-year renovation.

Aromor 10th Anniversary

We commemorated the 10-year anniversary of Aromor Apartments, a home for formerly homeless individuals, in Denver

Home/Maker

We held our first pop-up art exhibition and sale to benefit Mercy Housing residents and art programs in Colorado

Live in Hope Denver & Phoenix

We hosted two Live in Hope fundraising breakfasts, raising over $85,000 for Resident Services programs in Coloraod and Arizona.

Health Navigation

We expanded our successful Health Navigation program to communities in Nebraska, after starting them in Colorado.

Thank you for your support

Our donors and partners are committed to creating affordable homes and inspiring dreams, as we continue our important work of serving the most vulnerable families and seniors. As we enter a new fiscal year, our services are needed now, more than ever, to meet the growing needs of people of all ages across the country. 

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