MERCY Communities is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing the crisis of family homelessness by providing housing and supportive services to foster the independence of homeless women with children and at-risk women with children.
Since 1999 we have served roughly 1,400 clients (moms and their children). MERCY Communities has grown from providing 10 units of housing in 1999 to 28 units in 2019. In fiscal year 2019, MERCY Communities housed and supported 43 mothers with 73 children.
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Donations may be dropped off on TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS from 8 am - 4:30 p.m. Because of our small staff size, please call ahead at 217-753-1358 to make sure someone is here to accept your donation. We appreciate your support!
More Than a place to stay
Our professional staff meet one on one at least weekly with the clients and their children.
In addition, one evening per week, MERCY hosts various speakers, activities, demonstrations, videos, educators and community volunteers to provide small life skill sessions centered on the pillars of self-sufficiency: housing, parenting, budgeting and life skills.
Children also are provided with counseling, as needed, with emphasis on educational achievements. We are thankful for your support!
We Accept paypal donations. Thank you for your support!