(SACRAMENTO)- Wednesday June 22nd was the inaugural California Nonprofits Day in the State Capitol honoring the extraordinary work of non-profits across the state. Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) honored Mercy House from Ontario, an organization that assists homeless individuals, as Nonprofit of the Year from Assembly District 52.
“Homelessness is a persistent problem in the Inland Empire and organizations like Mercy House are vital in helping homeless individuals receive the services that they need to get back on their feet,” said Rodriguez. “It is an honor to be able to recognize the outstanding work that they do for our community as our first Nonprofit of the Year!”
Mercy House provides housing and comprehensive supportive services for homeless populations including families, adult men and women, mothers and their children, persons living with HIV/AIDS, individuals overcoming substance addictions, and some who are physically and mentally disabled. Their mission is to be a leader in ending homelessness by providing a unique system of dignified housing opportunities, programs, and supportive services.
In its first year, California Nonprofits Day honored 70 non-profits from around California.