Deep community impact

An educational and social justice organization, Mercy Connections empowers people to make significant life changes. It is a place to learn, grow, heal, and build community. Everyone—participants, volunteers, donors, and sponsors, alike—is a critical piece of our symbiotic mix. When all the pieces come together, we can all be the best we can be. 

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14 businesses launched

This year alone, 14 new businesses launched or expanded, with 7 more preparing to open next year.

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45 families fed

On average, 45 families received healthy & fresh food weekly, as well as other essentials.

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3,931 hours given

Over 140 volunteers contributed nearly 4,000 volunteer hours.

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100 programs delivered

Last year, despite the pandemic, we delivered a record number of programs.

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100% gained connection

Every one of our program participants reported gaining social capital & a sense of belonging.

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98% achieved goals

Participants in literacy & citizenship programs met their academic goals.

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The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

At Mercy Connections, we bring people together to nurture connections and build networks which offer participants, volunteers, and other partners a rewarding opportunity for personal growth.

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Our Stories

Read stories from our participants that describe the impact of Mercy Connections.

Tricia Bisson
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Becoming a Leader

Tricia

"I cannot wait to start helping others like they have helped me. Mercy Connections has been such a positive support system in my life and to my sobriety."

Marie Teme
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Opening doors for entrepreneurs

Marie

"Mercy Connections, to me, was an open door to the Burlington and Vermont community. I want to be an inspiration to those who face difficulties in life. No matter what YOU are going through, you can use your story to inspire others."

Maribeth
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I became my own best advocate through Mercy Connections

Maribeth

"I’ve been going to Mercy Connections for three years, and there I have a loving supporting community. There’s the family you are born into and the family you make."

Linda Yekeh
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New U.S. citizen & graduate

Linda

"Mercy Connections has given a lot of refugees and immigrants the opportunity to pursue their dreams in life."