In The News

Earlier this summer, a Northern Illinois Food Bank truck pulled up to Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Batavia Apartments in Batavia, IL., loaded with donated food. For Batavia Apartments Resident Services Coordinator Lynn, it was a welcome sight. Margaret Perrault, the CEO of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce had helped to coordinate the donation drop off and

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Jasmine

“You’re supposed to graduate high school, graduate college, start your career, have a business, have a home, all by 30. And, if you can do that by 30, I’m not envious, like, that’s good. I wish I could’ve done that, but everybody’s situation is different. I try not to tell myself, ‘You better have this.

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Gordon by bookshelf

For Mercy Housing, Marion Housing Center resident Gordon, Wisconsin, has always been home. Growing up in the small town of Williams Bay, Wisconsin, Gordon was surrounded by family who served in the military. Both his father and uncle served in WWII, with his dad stationed in the Mediterranean and his uncle assigned to the 101st

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Mercy Housing Lakefront resident April is a veteran of the United States Navy. She hails from Indiana and joined the Navy after high school. She planned to make a career in it. Unfortunately, while serving as a rescue swimmer air crewman, she was injured during a special operations training course. She was hospitalized, and the

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There was a lot to celebrate at Moving Forward Together 2022! We loved seeing so many familiar faces and meeting new Mercy Housing Lakefront supporters at our largest in-person gathering since the beginning of the pandemic. Thank you to our sponsors and supporters — we would not be able to do what we do without

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Every summer, the Feel Better Challenge offers a nine-week program of fitness and physical activity, health and nutrition education, and community activities. More than 100 residents and staff from 12 Mercy Housing Lakefront communities participated in the challenge, now in its 11th year. Many did a 5K walk to the Weinberg/Newton Gallery, where residents then

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As part of Green Hope, Mercy Housing’s environmental sustainability program, Mercy Housing works with a variety of partners to reduce energy and water use and switch to more renewable energy sources. We have been focusing on energy and water retrofits with Elevate Energy to reduce consumption as well as lower residents’ utility bills. Mercy Housing

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Kenosha Kingfish Baseball Game Featured Mercy Housing Resident Marvin was born in Kenosha, WI, and raised by a single mother with seven other siblings. His two older brothers excelled at baseball. “One of them tried out for the Detroit Tigers,” Marvin proudly states. Witnessing his brothers play baseball cultivated his passion for watching the sport.

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The 14-month rehab of the historic Major Jenkins Apartments was completed in December 2021, preserving 156 apartments of permanent supportive housing in Chicago’s Uptown community. To celebrate the reopening, guests gathered on August 17 to hear inspiring words from distinguished guests and enjoy a delicious lunch and great music! A special thanks to our program

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  Mercy Housing Lakefront was proud to be the recipient of a grant from Batavia United Way (BUW), with the money going toward growing Resident Services programs, focusing on health and wellness, financial stability, and education. Health and Wellness Programs “Namaste” has been the word of the day for 12 Batavia Apartments residents participating in

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