Due to the recent events of COVID-19, we’ve had to cancel our annual Living With Heart Gala this year. Though, those experiencing homelessness still need your help.


A quick message from our founder, Father Jerome T. Karcher

We’re in it to end homelessness.

 Living With Heart at Home is an opportunity to make a difference in Southern California and Arizona. With over $1.5 million raised in the past five years, our goal is $240,000 for this year.


Every day, Mercy House is blessed with the opportunity to end the homelessness of multiple families and individuals fighting for a better life. During the 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, we ended the homelessness of 1,707 men, women, and children, just under five individuals each day. Our services now touch the lives of persons experiencing homelessness throughout the Southern California region and into Arizona.

To donate to Living With Heart at Home, you can click on the button below.


Thank you to all of our sponsors during this pandemic. Without your support, we would not be able to continue serving those experiencing homelessness in Southern California and Arizona.

Our family, like many, became involved with Mercy House in service to our faith. Over the decades, we witnessed Mercy House grow into one of our community’s greatest blessings, fearlessly advocating on behalf of those that society had forgotten, even when doing so wasn’t easy or popular. Mercy House embraced the most vulnerable: homeless single mothers, the mentally ill, and people afflicted by chronic disease. We knew Mercy House’s unwavering compassion was a reflection of God’s love on Earth, and today we are blessed to give back in ways we never dreamed we could. We hope others in our community champion the amazing work Mercy House is doing on a daily basis, no matter how they are able to help. In the words of Saint Mother Teresa, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
— Michele Turner The Sugar Shack Cafe




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Presenting Sponsor | $25,000

— Michael Ray
— Mladen & Jennifer Buntich

Kindness Sponsors | $10,000

— Carl Karcher
— Michele Turner – The Sugar Shack Café
— Tim Clyde
— Russ & Sandi Aplin -San-Ra’ Tax Services, Inc
— Thomas Conway

Empathy Sponsors | $5,000

— Ray & Lisa Bukaty
— Daryl Cole – Cole & Company Wealth Management
— Rita Hansen
— Kimberly & Christopher Fox
— Rick Julian – R. Julian Enterprises
— Joe Reyes – Reyes Construction Inc.
— Dave Cline – Pacific Boring


Sensitivity Sponsors | $2,500

— Gary Belz – White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP
— Rich and Susan Masterson
— Tim & Diann LeVecke
— Quentin and Barbara Wall
— Steve & Kathy Allison

Concern Sponsors | $1,500

— Larry Haynes & Donna Lynn Haynes
— Paul & Lisa Marcus
— Father Jerome T. Karcher
— Maureen & Phil Ramer
— Rick Hackett
— Jason & Ariana Burris – Burris Law, APC
— National CORE
— Murray Company
— Barbara & John Larson
— Trench Shoring Company
— Stan & Nancy Brown


Roger faced significant daily challenges due to his chronic kidney disease. When he was laid off from his job, he struggled to afford his rent on top of life-saving medications and dialysis appointments. His small savings quickly vanished, and he was evicted from his apartment. With no family to help him through this difficult moment, Roger ended up on the streets. He survived on a diet of fast food, high in salt which wreaked havoc on his health. Without stable housing and employment, Roger found it difficult to purchase his medication and often missed dialysis appointments. The Mercy House Outreach Team first met Roger in 2019 and swiftly connected him to our housing resources.

Within a couple of weeks, Roger was accepted into Joseph Residence, an affordable housing program for 15 formerly homeless single men. Not only did he have a safe place to sleep and rest, but he also had a home to cook healthy meals and met other residents who became new support for him. Roger was able to regain control of his health and begin focusing on his housing plan.

While at Joseph Residence, Roger’s case manager met with him weekly to coach him toward his goals for self-betterment. Together, they enrolled Roger in nutrition classes, transportation services, career development programs, and most importantly, a waitlist to receive a kidney transplant.

“My case manager provided me with encouragement and resources, and I was able to put the past behind me and begin a new chapter. I started a part-time job, put a roof over my head, and now live independently in my own apartment.”

Roger remains on the wait-list for a kidney transplant but continues to manage his disease and is thriving in his new home, making memories with new friends along the way. Roger was among the 1,700 men, women and children whose homelessness Mercy House ended or prevented last year. On behalf of Roger and everyone who found their home at Mercy House, thank you for your commitment to programs that serve the most vulnerable in our community.


Questions? Contact Us.

William Voelker, Event Coordinator