House of Mercy, giving from the heart

Audio slideshow by Mike Crupi/Catholic Courier    |    03.10.2011
Category: Multimedia


For more than 25 years the House of Mercy has been a beacon of hope for the needy and vulnerable in Rochester's poorest neighborhoods. The shelter, which also offers clothing, advocacy, literacy assistance, transportation and help with battling addiction, prides itself on not turning anyone away. "We say like the Bible says, there's always room for one more at the inn," said longtime house manager C.W. Earlsey. Earlsey has been coming to the House of Mercy since shortly after it was founded by Sister Grace Miller, RSM, in the mid-1980s. In this audio interview he talks about the ups and downs that have defined him since then and sheds some light on what makes the house so special. Click here to learn how you can help the House of Mercy.

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