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“Here [in America] we’ve built anew, new friends and new memories and new everything, but we still have shared backgrounds and sometimes we remember these things together.” – Selma Originally from Baghdad, Selma has lived at Marian Park Apartments in Wheaton for the past seven years. Marian Park is a multilingual community where residents speak

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4/12/2024

Talema's Story

Talema has been a caregiver for most of her life. “I helped raise my sister so my mom could work, and then I helped raise the other two [siblings].” Later, she became a mother of two children, a daughter and a son with autism. When her children were young, her then-boyfriend became physically and emotionally

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Grant to support the expansion of preventive care and resources in Chicago Mercy Housing Lakefront announced that it has been awarded $50,000 in grant funds from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois to help expand access to health and wellness care and resources. 76 organizations around the state received grants as part of the

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Loneliness is on the rise across America, and it poses a serious risk to not only our emotional health but also to our physical health. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy in a recent Surgeon General Advisory warns that “Loneliness is far more than just a bad feeling—it harms both individual and societal health. It is

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This past October marked the 11th year that Mercy Housing Lakefront has partnered with Project Homeless Connect in Milwaukee to help people in need connect with housing opportunities and services. Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson and County Executive David Crowley kicked off the event by sharing their commitment to creating more affordable housing options and services

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On the morning of October 12, Mercy Housing Lakefront was delighted to host U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and a group from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a tour of Englewood Apartments. Terri Bowman, a resident of the community, showed Secretary Granholm and visitors the features in her apartment home. Englewood Apartments

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Moving Forward Together 2023: Building Healthy Communities was held on September 27 in downtown Chicago and featured an enlightening fireside chat between author Dr. Eve L. Ewing and Mercy Housing Lakefront board member Desiré Hunter. Dr. Ewing shared her personal experiences, explained why social determinants of health are important when building healthy communities, and challenged

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Terry was born in Chicago and grew up on the South Side. He served in the Military for several years, starting in 1975. “I was fortunate – I did not see combat, but there were a tremendous number of men that did, and I’ve seen the aftermath of it,” Terry explains. “That’s where my addiction

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  COVID-19 had just arrived in the United States when Barbara Rankin, then 86 years old, received the devastating news that she would lose her home of more than 50 years in Kenosha – where she raised her five children and cultivated a thriving garden. Unaware that a developer in Houston had bought her mortgage

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Carlton Re Opens

  Residents of Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Carlton Apartments came together with staff and supporters on a sunny June afternoon to celebrate the reopening of the historic apartment building. Carlton Apartments was originally built in 1925 as the Carlton Terrace Hotel featuring distinctive Collegiate Gothic architecture. Mercy Housing Lakefront acquired and first renovated the Carlton Terrace

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