Tag: mercy house


Mercy House youth tell stories of homelessness

The Arts Council of the Valley awarded six Advancing the Arts grants for this 2012-2013 academic year. During March 2013, the creators of Residence and Refuge, a five-week writing and photography workshop made possible by an Advancing the Arts grant, worked closely with the Mercy House after-school program to offer elementary and middle school residents artistic skills with which to tell their stories.

Grants for programs aiding the homeless

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine today announced more than $11 million in grants through the Homelessness and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP), authorized through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The HPRP program is designed to provide assistance and support to prevent homelessness or to quickly re-house and stabilize those who are currently homelessness.