Mercy House By James Madison University

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Mercy House has entered its 28th year of operations and serves as the family homeless shelter serving the City of Harrisonburg, Rockingham County, and the surrounding region. The agency also administers the Centralized Housing Intake program. Mercy House is a 501(c) 3 corporation with an experienced management team and a highly engaged Board of Directors. The agency conducts business in accordance with the highest standards for transparency and fiscal accountability including yearly independently audited financials. Additionally, Mercy House has extensive internal fiscal management controls and regular financial oversight. With an annual operational budget of $1.4 million dollars, Mercy House has demonstrated the ability to secure…show more content…
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