$2,000 for support services for people who are homeless

Mercy Coalition feeds lunch to West Sacramento residents experiencing homelessness, supports the Project Homekey residents, and runs rotating Winter Warming Centers in coordination with local churches. In 2019, a grant from the West Sacramento Foundation helped Mercy serve breakfast at the Warming Centers seven days a week and buy laundry supplies. Of the 63 people who used the Warming Centers in 2018-19, 19% found permanent housing before program ended. Others went back to school, were encouraged and accompanied to court and medical appointments, began participating in weekly recovery meetings, and became regular attendees at the host churches.