Mercy House:
For Chronically Ill Residents Who Were Homeless

Mercy House: A Place For Hope

A partnership with Faith Lutheran Church of Chico and Congregation Beth Israel

CHAT has long wanted to provide housing for the medically fragile individuals on our streets, and when we were approached by Pastor Ben Colahan of Faith Lutheran Church of Chico, we knew we had our answer. Pastor Colahan's mother made available a home for CHAT to lease to medically fragile folks and we quickly arranged to move in a couple of folks who were in danger of becoming more ill. We now have the house filled up with four lovely women who are all grateful to be safely housed and able to find a sense of community. As of June 2021, we've leased a second "Mercy House" and will be moving in residents shortly. Members of Faith Lutheran Church and Chico synagogue Congregation Beth Israel will provide assistance for the residents.

We are blessed to be working with both organizations.

If your church or organization has a house to lease to medically-fragile folks and would like to collaborate with CHAT, email us at