70% of the graduates of the Mercy House are Mothers
Currently if you have a child and no support from a spouse or family, you are officially homeless. Unless you have a trade or skill you cannot afford to provide a safe environment for your family.
What is the challenge?
At minimum wage, an individual can only afford 32% of what is needed to rent an efficiency or 2 bedroom apartment.
Because of this financial burden, many
women can become overwhelmed and face
depression. This lowers the chances for a full recovery from addiction.