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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The Child & Family Center  is a nonprofit foundation that began more than 30 years ago with the goal of providing the parents of special needs and emotionally disordered children with special training and resources.

As the program grew, so did the scope of the parents’ needs, and juvenile delinquency prevention courses and substance abuse prevention and recovery programs were added. Eventually, the Child & Family Center served nearly 6,000 children and adults annually, with preschool services, charter school services, domestic violence counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and housing assistance.