Mercy Connections Overview

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  • MC- an educational non-profit serving mostly women who are making big life changes to become self-sufficient.

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  • 1. Nurturing self sufficiency through Education Mentoring and Community
  • 2. Mercy Connections is an educational non-profit organization living the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with an enduring concern for women. By compassionately nurturing self-sufficiency through education, mentoring and community, people are empowered to make significant life changes.
  • 3. Education
  • 4. “I ENJOYED THE CLASSES AND GAINED ALOT OF KNOWLEDGE TO HELP ME MOVE ON IN MY LIFES JOURNEY.”
    “I have changed my perspective.
    I used to think in black and white now I realize there is a range of growth between being a success and the opposite.”
    “I learned that I really enjoy communicating my ideas to others. I loved that the process helped me gain skills in an area that I am traditionally weak.”
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  • 6. “It’s given me the opportunity to really take an in depth look at my own self and see where it is I keep getting stuck and what I need to do to move past that, to move into fulfilling work, to rise above my addictions or circumstances and to succeed.”
  • 7. Mentoring
  • 8. “My mentor helps me hold my vision for myself when I forget.”
    “As I led this program, I began to step back from being ‘the leader’. I tried to move toward a more genuinely equal scenario… because of this, the spirit and bond that was created this year especially is something I will never forget..”
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  • 10. “We are 2 women, both mothers, and she is not less of a person because of her mistakes. I try to tell her ‘I learn a lot from you’ too.”
    “I had been clean and sober for three years. I had no clue what my next step was and then hooked up with Mercy Connections. I took two of their programs this year and thanks to them I will never be the same.”
  • 11. Community
  • 12. “My program gave me a chance to be active in the community. I feel a part of the community now”
    “Now I realize that my actions have a ripple effect on the world around me.”
    “We are different because we take time to listen and for adults in Burlington they need that… that time is gold.”
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  • 14. “We are serving people that society has often given up on. We never say no to a second, third, fourth, etc. chance. It takes a long time of non-judgemental hospitality, acceptance and love to help people to make transformative life changes.”
    “ We Focus on humanity and humility.”