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!
Where We Work
According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2010 there were approximately 46 million people living below the poverty line in our country, which was the highest number in the 52 year history of their collected data. The percentage of those in the United States was the highest since 1993 at a level of 15%.
Around the world the figures get much worse and the degree of poverty becomes even more severe. Take for example the country of Burundi, where 93% of the population lives on less than $2 a day and still 68% of their population lives below their own national poverty line.
Though we are based in Los Angeles, California, we realize that since poverty affects people around the world regardless of age, race, sex, creed, and nation of origin, so we too at No More Poverty (NMP) must work in all areas across the globe. NMP works with charitable organizations all around the world in order to aid all of those we can who suffer from poverty.
The goal of No More Poverty and its founders, Michael Omidi and Julian Omidi, is to help not just those in the United States, but also those in countries around the world that are truly suffering regardless of politics or religious ideals. In this way we can help the greatest number of those suffering from this debilitating social problem. To combat poverty we must fight against it no matter where it has taken hold.