We strive to provide
a safe and empowering environment for children and young adults to grow and develop.
Our story starts with one person's heart for her community...
Mercy Arredondo, a lifelong resident of Cashion, partnered with Cornerstone Christian Center to establish the Mercy House and address the community's needs. Her goal was to reduce truancy and delinquency rates that prevented children from completing their primary education. Mercy understood that the future of the community depended on these young people, who were wasting their chances for success by dropping out of school and setting themselves on a path that could lead to incarceration or worse.
The Mercy House has served as a safe environment “Oasis” for thousands of children who needed after-school, help with homework and mentorship/guidance for life issues. For the last 29 years, the Mercy House has offered a number of programs to help change the life trajectory of at-risk youth in Avondale.
Weekly Bible Studies
Our Bible Studies are designed to provide spiritual guidance for both children and adults. We offer interactive lessons and activities that will help each person on their journey of faith.
We serve as a Community Hub providing a place for neighbors to get together and discuss the issues that are important to them. We host regular neighborhood meetings giving everyone a voice to bring up concerns and work together to find solutions that benefit the whole community.
Our Senior Service provides the elderly with food/clothing and engages in monthly activities with them to help them stay connected. We strive to enhance the quality of life for senior citizens.
Our Career Service offers a variety of resources to help with job search, including computer labs, resume workshops, and other tools to provide a positive career path.
“Our continued commitment,
with the help of generous donors and volunteers, is to expand our services as needed to alleviate crucial economic challenges and ensure a better outcome for underprivileged children and
Mercy Arredondo, Director