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Seeking mentors – training begins 9/15

Mentoring program provides a successful path for women to rebuild their lives Women in Vermont who wish to make a lasting impact in the lives of other women are invited to become a mentor in the Vermont Women’s Mentoring Program, a restorative reentry project at Mercy Connections. Along with the Department of Corrections and other…

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ONE World Market

Last Saturday, Mercy Connections supported 11 Mercy Marketplace makers at the ONE World Market as part of the Old North End RAMBLE Festival. They sold books, cards, original artwork, pottery, and more. One participant said of the experience, “I could not have done this without you (Mercy Connections). You make a big difference to our…

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Mercy Connections welcomes new members to the board of trustees

Mercy Connections announces three new board members: Fran Briand, Nicole LaBrecque and Laura Lipton. Dawn Ellinwood, Mercy Connections board chair, said, “I am thrilled to welcome Fran, Nicole and Laura to the Mercy Connections’ board. They each offer significant experience and sincere passion for our mission.  Their service will be instrumental in advancing our organization…

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Curbside Connected in 7Days

Burlington Nonprofit Offers Food, Supplies and Company at Pop-Up Shop “So many of our participants … are saying, ‘I was afraid to leave my apartment. I came out, and now I feel so much better,’” Nelson said. “The isolation-buster component of these programs is really important. Read the full article here: https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/burlington-nonprofit-offers-food-supplies-and-company-at-pop-up-shop/Content?oid=31176571

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Mercy Connections Statement in Response to Systemic Racism

Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our Commitment Mercy Connections humbly works for social and economic justice for vulnerable and marginalized people in our community. We live the legacy of the Sisters of Mercy with a mission guided by a steadfast belief that every person, regardless of…

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UPDATE: 2020 May Luncheon SUSPENDED

UPDATE: 2020 May Luncheon Due to the current reality, I am writing to share the news that we are forced to suspend the Annual May Luncheon scheduled for May 5, 2020. This decision is heartbreaking as it is our one time of the year to be all together to celebrate Mercy Connections.  This event is…

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Mercy Connections to Honor Leslie McCrorey Wells at 2020 May Luncheon

Leslie McCrorey Wells

Mercy Connections announces Leslie McCrorey Wells, co-owner of Pizzeria Verità, Trattoria Delia and Sotto Enoteca, as the 2020 recipient of the Catherine McAuley Award. Each year, Mercy Connections’ Board of Directors selects a person for this high honor who exemplifies compassionate service, leadership and commitment to building a just community. This prestigious award will be…

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What’s Best for the Children of Vermonters With Opioid-Use Disorder?

We are grateful to Ashley for sharing her incredible story in the Seven Days “Hooked” series. http://ow.ly/qWgU50x9cTw We at Mercy Connections first met Ashley when she was incarcerated and became a mentee in our mentoring program. Her journey is similar to other Mercy Connections’ participants. The intersection of poverty, substance-use disorders, and incarceration disrupts lives…

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WOMEN MAKING CHANGE Event Signature Sponsor – C2!

Mercy Connections Celebrates Entrepreneurship with Women Making Change Event In recognition of 30 years of championing women entrepreneurs, Mercy Connections’ Women’s Small Business Program (WSBP) will host Women Making Change, an evening dedicated to the women entrepreneurs making positive change in our community. This event will take place on October 1st at ECHO, Leahy Center…

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Mercy Connections honors Theresa Alberghini DiPalma at May Luncheon

photo of Theresa Alberghini DiPalma

Mercy Connections is honoring Theresa Alberghini DiPalma, Senior Vice President for External Relations at the University of Vermont Health Network, as this year’s recipient of the Catherine McAuley Award. Each year the Board of Directors selects a person for this high honor who exemplifies compassionate service, leadership and commitment to building a just community. The…

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