Holy rosary

Mercy Center for Women renovates former Holy Rosary School into two-bedroom apartments

The Mercy Center for Women is seeking to receive a portion of federal funding allocated to Erie County through the US bailout.

The Mercy Center for Women is renovating the former Holy Rosary School into 13 two-bedroom apartments. These apartments will serve as housing for low-income families.

State Representatives Pat Harkins and Bob Merski toured the building to learn more about how it will help Erie County Affordable Housing families.

Jennie Hagerty, executive director of the Mercy Center for Women, says those federal dollars could help uplift women in times of need.

“It will serve low-income women and children fleeing domestic violence, homelessness and substance abuse. Our vision and hope is that whether it’s the county or the city, we will be able to leverage these American Rescue funds and this funding to provide a brighter future for tomorrow. Hagerty said.

The building will also include space for the center’s community partners: AHN Saint Vincent and Safe Harbor Behavioral Health.

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