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House of Mercy welcomes new manager, seeks volunteers

House of Mercy welcomes new manager, seeks volunteers

Foundation news | Wednesday, July 6, 2022

House of Mercy Homeless Center is pleased to welcome Chad Salmon as the new manager.

Salmon has been with Mercyhealth for 12 years, serving in a variety of roles, most recently, Senior Manager of Perioperative Services. In his new role at the House of Mercy, Salmon will oversee the day-to-day operations at the homeless center helping to intake new residents, training and working with volunteers, managing staff, fundraising and participating in community outreach.

“I am excited about the possibilities this role holds and hopeful that I’ll be able to help those who have fallen on hard times,” Salmon said. “I love the opportunity to help the community in which I was raised and live with my family.”

Mercyhealth is excited to have Salmon join House of Mercy. “I am grateful to welcome Chad to the House of Mercy team,” said Jennifer Johns, Director of Community Development, Mercyhealth. “The experience and compassion he has is going to benefit our residents. He will play a vital role in assuring the homeless within our community receive the services and assistance they need.”

The House of Mercy is seeking volunteers to work a few hours once or twice per month. Volunteer duties include welcoming residents, answering phones, and light cleaning. Please visit mercyhealthsystem.org/volunteers or call (608) 756-6739 to learn more.

About House of Mercy: The House of Mercy is a 25-bed homeless center that provides homeless families throughout southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois with short-term emergency shelter and access to housing, job placement and child care resources. Staff at the Center help the homeless assess their needs, obtain appropriate referrals and services, and design an action plan aimed at achieving more stable housing.