Minority women are given services, hope at Mercy Center

Jul 23, 2024

Toya Walcott found herself and her children homeless recently, as she struggled both with her addiction and the unsettling conversations with her kids about their living arrangements. But thanks to the safety net at the Mercy Center which helps other women like Toya and now with the addition of the Mercy Anchor Community Center permanent supportive housing program, men, she believes she's on her way toward reaching her goals.

Says Walcott of the Mercy Center, "They let us know that we can do this. My mind is clearer now."

Walcott is enrolled in the Mercy Center's GED program which GECAC administers at MACC and also has a job. Her goal is to one day own her own home.

"I want to lead by example," she says. "That's the most important thing to me now, being a good example to my children."

To watch her interview on Erie News Now, please click here.