Mercy 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!
Swords to Plowshares (swords-to-plowshares.org) is a community-based, not for profit veteran service organization that provides comprehensive care to thousands of veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area each year. Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares has a long track record of success helping veterans lead stable and healthy lives.
They are recognized for expert leadership and dedication to improving the systems that veterans rely on. They have developed a model of coordinated care based on the philosophy that the many obstacles veterans face – homelessness, unemployment, and disability – are interrelated and require an integrated network of support.
News Release: 12.7.2012 Helping Veterans Fight their Way Back: No More Poverty Supports Swords to Plowshares