SIDNEY — Scott Barr, president and CEO has shared, “The Shelby County United Way Board of Directors voted unanimously to award the Alpha Community Center and the Mercy Mission House $150,000 as a seed gift to start their capital campaign to bring emergency housing programming to Shelby County. The newly formed Mercy Mission House will become a partner agency of the Shelby County United Way once the funds are raised, construction completed, and shelter programming begins.”
This $1.3 million project will create a men’s dorm, a women’s dorm, three family suites, and over flow capacity as needed, including a warming shelter. This project will relocate the Alpha Community Center, Holy Angels Soup Kitchen, Bridges Community Action and hold the new Mercy Mission House on one campus providing emergency shelter, soup kitchen meals, emergency food pantry, emergency rent and utility assistance, winter heat assistance, and rapid re-housing assistance. A relationship for mental health and substance abuse counseling services will be provided by Family Resource Center.
Currently the project is at 70% of its goal. To donate to this project, visit the Community Foundation website www.commfoun.com, click DONATE and use the drop-down box to select Mercy Mission House Emergency Shelter Fund. To learn more about the project visit www.themercymissionhouse.com.