2019

Mercy Housing Southeast

Impact Report

thrive

Your support for Mercy Housing Southeast is making a tremendous difference in the lives of more than 5,000 residents in 45 communities across seven states. Together, we are building and managing vibrant, safe and affordable communities, and supporting residents so they can thrive every day.  This work and your support in achieving it are more vital than ever.

 

Ms. Flowers Blooms

passion

For two decades too long, Ms. Flowers was living in an unsafe neighborhood. Crime kept her distracted. It affected her outlook on life, making it hard to grow as a person and to become the best version of herself. Though there were difficult times, Ms. Flowers’ dedication to a better life persevered, and not just for herself, but the surrounding community as well. Her passion for her community permeated into planning for Savannah Gardens.

 

impact

Properties

45

Apartments

3,009

Residents

5,163

Residents participated in 57,449 total activities

2,275

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

Average annual household income

$15,375

of residents living in Mercy Housing Southest communities

 
 
Forging New Partnerships

A partnership with Project Community Connections, Inc. (PCCI), a nonprofit agency that’s been serving the homeless and very low-income residents of Atlanta for two decades, will bring a mix of permanent supportive housing, affordable units, resident amenities and services to Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. 

Decreasing Food Insecurity

Partnerships with food suppliers, on-site mobile farmers’ markets, nutrition and cooking instructors and onsite community gardens all contribute to a measurable reduction in the level of food insecurity reported by residents of family and senior communities between 2017 and 2019.

Improving Health Outcomes

By providing onsite wellness clinics through partnerships with Mercy Care and the Morehouse School of Medicine, and keeping a focus on wellness, fitness and insurance coverage, 2019 saw a significant decrease in emergency room visits among residents of both senior and family communities. Health insurance coverage rates for residents is more than 94%. For families, this is 15% better than similar age populations across Georgia. 

Enhancing Academic Achievement

Mercy Housing Family communities offer Out-of-School Time (OST) programs designed to provide enhanced educational opportunities, such as STEAM activities, arts, community gardening and nutrition learning, as well as homework assistance. For the 2018-2019 school year, 100% of the participating students achieved scores at grade level and were promoted to the next grade.

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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