the mercy house
The Mercy House is a former initiative of CGM spearheaded by Pastor Ken Austin, and became it’s own 501(c)(3) non-profit in October 2018.
Partnering with New Walk of Life Church, the Mercy House is a “day house” - providing a safe place for people to receive all kinds of help.
The Mercy House is able to serve the emergency food needs of about 50 families of five per week. They distribute hot meals to the elderly and homeless in our community and creates food availability for latchkey kids after school each day to have the same. There are two full bathrooms with showers available for the homeless and those in need.
Washing machines and dryers are also available for them every Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Saturdays from 10 AM to 2 PM. The clothes closet is available with the intent to help those people in need of proper attire for job interviews, work, or school attendance. They offer access to computers with Wi-Fi and printers for school needs, job searches, and for online business needs.
Each year, the Mercy House serves over 1500 nutritional boxes of food to families with emergency food needs. Each box contains enough food for an average family of five members to provide breakfast, snacks, and dinner for a week. In addition, they servd five families each week through the Montgomery Public School Backpack program.
Over 200 families in the city receive boxes of food for Thanksgiving dinner and over 100 families enjoy the same for Christmas dinner.