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Mercy Housing Lakefront

ImageMercy Housing provides supportive, program enriched housing for individuals who would not otherwise be able to afford stable housing. At Mercy Housing Lakefront in Austin, the resident services building provides residents of Mercy housing and community members access to computers and computer training courses, employment training and resume services, case management and an afterschool program. In 2009, resident services staff approached the Learning Center to ask for assistance in developing their existing community garden and brining neighborhood youth to the forefront of the garden project.


The Learning Center provided hands-on training and instruction for youth aged 11-18 through regular garden-based sessions, and worked with the youth and staff to develop long-term goals and a work plan for the project.