Our Vision

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House of Mercy's vision for building up the community is all encompassing and multi-faceted.  There are plenty of other agencies that do some of what we do. We believe that what is lacking in the other agencies is the case management and supportive care. We feel that the key to successfully getting people to transform out of their situation and to not return, is to help them heal all the way around, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. This can be achieved through treatment plans, case management and follow up services. 

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HoM Church Vision

 There's No Place Like Home.  House of Mercy (HoM) is a fellowship of believers birthed out of the belief that everyone has a past, but we are concerned with your future.  HoM sets strong Biblical truths as the center of its foundation.  Those truths compel us to seek and save the lost, feed the hungry, clothe the naked and break the yokes of oppression and bondage because we are all Children of God and as such, we all deserve Mercy, Love and Forgiveness in an atmosphere free of Judgement. 

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HoM Outreach Vision

 

SOUL, House of Mercy's outreach, works to meet people where they are and provide them with the tools and resources necessary to heal and grow.  SOUL, through non-judgmental acceptance, serves as a parachute for the under-housed, the under-educated, the formerly incarcerated, the addict, and the underemployed to enable a soft reentry into a life filled with their full potential. The goal is to give the “underdog” the keys and tools they need to be productive, successful members of society.


On the streets and in the prisons, SOUL meets people where they are and shows them that there is a way out of their situation and that they are worth finding and following that way.

Through the HoM program, people are given personalized care to guide them away from behaviors which lead to their situation and given skills to begin changing these behaviors.

HoM realizes that trauma comes in many forms; war, divorce, loss of career, incarceration, abandonment and abuse.  We realize those traumas cause many behaviors attempting to cope.  We identify those traumas through the current behaviors and teach the coping mechanisms necessary to deal with the traumas and erase the need for self-medication and rebellious, criminal behavior which has been causing self-harm through classes, groups, one on one, and computer training. 

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HoM Housing Vision

 

House of Mercy will facilitate and manage temporary housing in the form of dorm living (free of charge) as well as group home living (nominal fee).


The treatment teams will triage each entrant into the program based on degree of care and financial means to decide the housing plan which works best.

The housing program enables a "soft landing" where the focus can shift from survival and onto the future.  

The housing program coupled with the Transformation Center will allow the residents to walk into that future.

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HoM Transformation Day Center Vision

The House of Mercy Transformation Day Center will serve as a means for the underhoused, undereducated and underemployed to gain the resources needed to become a productive member of society. 

The Transformation Center will include a computer lab, a soup kitchen as well as a staff of volunteers who will run groups, classes and one on one counseling. 

Under the care of a treatment team, each person will be provided individualized help to face and surmount the hurdles currently keeping them from being the best that they can be.

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With this multi-faceted facility multiple services will be offered through various ministries and programs under the same building. Including:


Christian Counseling

  • Triage and Case Planning
  • Drug and Alcohol Support
  • Mental Health Support
  • Case Management
  • Referrals to other agencies for further help
  • Program Exit Plan
  • Follow-up Support

Housing

  • On Site Dormitory
  • Off Site Group Home
    • Addiction Homes
    • Mental Health Homes
    • Formerly Incarcerated Homes
  • Free Campground
  • Emergency Shelter 
    • Code Purple
    • Cooling Station
    • Weather Contingencies 
  • Referrals to other agencies for further help
  • Assistance in obtaining permanent housing

Day Center

  • Computer Lab
  • Laundry Facility
  • Shower Rooms
  • Education classes
    • GED
    • Life skills
    • Financial
    • Resume writing
    • Job skills
    • Certifications
    • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Therapy classes 
    • Art
    • Writing
    • Music
    • Cooking
    • And more

Soup Kitchen

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 7 days a week
  • Food Pantry
  • Community Garden
  • Raise own Livestock
  • Food Rescue

Obtaining Credentials and Support

  • State Identification
  • Drivers License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Medicaid
  • Food Stamps
  • Disability
  • Social Security Income

Job search and placement

  • Assess current skills
  • Help with any certifications or education needed
  • Assisting in Job search
  • Hire under ministry businesses
    • Cleaning
    • Lawncare/ Landscaping
    • Handyman
    • Thrift Store
    • Day Center
  • Start a Job temp Agency and place accordingly