REACH Responds to an Emergency to Help Our Neighbors
The House of Mercy, a local shelter in the city, was recently shut down after a homicide occurred. Residents were relocated to a building at MLK Park, but this location was unsuitable for a long-term stay.
Local organizations working with the homeless came together to help Andy Carey, co-founder of MC Collaborative & co-chair of REACH, to contact one of REACH’s Project Haven landlords, Joe Polizzi. Joe is the owner of the Barberry Terrace building we hope to use as a shelter. Joe offered the use of his building for as long as needed to shelter those displaced by the tragic effects at House of Mercy.