Vermont Pride & Prosperity Network Launches During Pride Month

Partner organizations collaborate to support the financial health and wellness of LGBTQIA2S+ community members.

2024 Catherine McAuley Recipient: Green Mountain Power President & CEO Mari McClure

Mercy Connections proudly announces Mari McClure as the recipient of its 2024 Catherine McAuley Award. The award will be presented at the nonprofit’s annual Power of Connection event Tuesday, May 7th at Hula in Burlington, Vermont.

Justice & Mentoring Program Seeks Volunteer Mentors for Training

Mercy Connections' Vermont Women's Mentorship program provides a path for women+ to rebuild their lives.

2023 Catherine McAuley Recipient: Scott Boardman

Mercy Connections proudly announces Scott Boardman is this year’s recipient of its Catherine McAuley Award. The award will be presented at the nonprofit’s annual Power of Connection event Tuesday, May 2, at Hula (and broadcast live via Zoom).

Start Up: Cohort graduates

The December graduates presented business plans with new visions for local food and beverage services, wellness practitioners, landscape designers, retail, and more. Mercy Connections is now accepting applications for the upcoming class: January 25-May 11, 2023.

Mercy Marketplace at ONE Market

The makers of Mercy Marketplace, a program designed to help participants sell their wares, took part in the World Market as part of the Old North End (ONE) RAMBLE Festival on July 30th, 2022. They sold books, cards, original artwork, pottery, homemade food, and more.

Mercy Connections’ Founders, Sisters of Mercy of Vermont, Honored at Annual Event

At the organization’s annual celebration on June 7th, the Sisters of Mercy were honored for their service to Vermont, including teaching and administering in schools and parishes across the state, serving on boards and in leadership positions for state agencies and non-profit service organizations, and for the founding of Mercy Connections.

Pens & Pages – back in person!

Our Pens & Pages Class has returned in person! The class itself has been offered and up and running on Zoom for the past two years. We first transitioned to online in March of 2020 at the start of the pandemic shutdown. Now, as we more fully reopen as an organization, we welcome back our students to in-person study.

Mercy Connections Honors the Legacy of Sister Janice Ryan

Sister Janice Ryan, a leader for education equity in Vermont, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the age of 86.

Online classes help build sense of purpose and connection

Studies have shown that feelings of isolation and loneliness have increased over the last two years, as a result of the ongoing COVID pandemic. To help mitigate the negative effects of these feelings, experts recommend finding new ways to connect.