Mercy Operations and COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mercy Support Services has learned that Covid does not discriminate!! The calls coming into our call center have DOUBLED with cases that affect all walks of life, from a diagnosis that prevented someone from working, to a business that closed, to family members hospitalized, and so many other situations that spiral a family to crisis and hopelessness.
We have exhausted over $50,000 in funding, some from local grants, to assist these families and more calls are coming in daily. In the month of JULY, we are holding a
HEART FOR MERCY CAMPAIGN
with a goal to raise $10,000 to help mitigate some of the lost funding from cancelled events and greater needs in the community.
5 TEAMS OF SUPPORTERS
are out sharing the message and mission of Mercy. The winning team (that raises the most funds) will get to
SLIME the CEO
On August 13th, at 6PM on Facebook LIVE. Mark your calendar and Join the fun, and if you'd like to support a specific team
WE LOVE OUR GUARDIAN PARTNERS!
When Rhonda came to Mercy she had been couch surfing for months with various friends, along with her 10-year-old daughter. She was a 2-year recovering addict, and her boyfriend fell back into that lifestyle - one she desperately wanted to avoid. So to find a better, sober life, she was on her own … until she found Mercy. She was accepted into our Self- Sufficiency program for 6 months and then Housing Stabilization for 7 months, which scales down the financial assistance and offers continued Care Coaching to success. She graduated in May 2018. She and her daughter are now successfully living on their own, in their own apartment, and grateful for the impact that Mercy has had on her life.
There are many more like Rhonda…families and individuals, who need our programs EACH AND EVERY MONTH. But we can’t do it without your continued support.
In 2020 we established the Guardian Partners program recognizing those who have committed to regularly supporting Mercy.
As a Guardian Partner, your monthly donation allows us to confidently plan ahead and meet the ongoing needs of our clients. All donations remain in Clay County to help our own neighbors in need.
To learn more about our Guardians CLICK HERE
HELPING OUR INVISIBLE NEIGHBORS
Today in Clay County, Florida, there are nearly 1,000 children in our public schools who have no permanent address. Of those, over 140 are considered unaccompanied youth, children with no legal guardian or parent. Mercy’s role in our community is to collaborate with other like-minded organizations to take care of the existing problems of these invisible neighbors, and prevent future problems from occurring. Rather than a hand out, Mercy believes in giving a hand up and leading families to a path of learning and self-reliance that ultimately enables them to be self sufficient.
By providing intake and referral services through our call center, and using the Care Coaching approach to coordinate services for those who are circumstantially in need, Mercy contributes to the improvement of our community by making these services more available and more efficient. But we cannot do it alone. Helping our invisible neighbors is a labor of love and a fulfillment of our Christian values, and it requires the support of many people and resources. Through fundraising events and giving campaigns, Mercy Support Services asks the businesses, organizations and families in our community to provide financial support. In addition, volunteers play a critical role in serving our mission and we are dependent upon the people who provide their time and talents.
Please support Mercy Support Services by sharing this website with friends, neighbors and co-workers, making a contribution, and/or becoming a volunteer. Together, we can answer the needs of our invisible neighbors who have come to a place in their lives where they cannot provide for themselves or their families without help. Together, we can lead them back to a place of self-sufficiency.