Charity Spotlight

Mercy HouseMercy House is a non-profit organization founded in 1988 by Father Jerome T. Karcher. In the last 12 months, Mercy House has helped nearly 600 individuals remain in their homes, served nearly 2,000 people at access centers, aided more than 3,600 in emergency shelter programs, transitioned more than 190 people out of temporary shelters, and facilitated permanent housing for over 400. Donate directly!

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Raphael House was established in 1971 as the first shelter for children and families experiencing homelessness in Northern California. What began as a homeless drop-in shelter has grown into a full service family support center where families thrive. Today’s mission is to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity. In 2011, the charity served 1,072 individuals who were at-risk or experienced homelessness through its Residential Shelter, AfterCare/ChildReach, and Housing First programs.


News Release: 09.14.12 No More Poverty and Co-founders Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi Help Bay Area Families Find Stability by Supporting Raphael House