Mercy Haven, Inc.Mercy Haven's mission is to acknowledge the dignity and potential of people who are homeless, living with mental illness or living in poverty by providing housing, advocacy, education and life skills development.
This campaign expires July 13, 2022
The Mercy Advocacy Program (MAP), established in 1997, is Mercy Haven's means of addressing the legal barriers to stable housing and self-sufficiency typically faced by those who are homeless and living with mental illness. MAP advocates on behalf of participants to remove or circumvent any entitlement challenges, e.g. Medicaid, VA benefits, unemployment compensation, food stamp benefits, etc. Additionally, it is a resource for staff at monthly meetings and trainings to review the participants' entitlements as eligibility and enrollment changes occur. The MAP attorney also holds educational seminars for the participants regarding benefits, opportunities for growth ways to advocate for themselves. We also work for systemic change on behalf of the poor through class action suits brought against the state regarding improper administration of food stamp and Medicaid benefits