From a foundation of faith in Jesus Christ, Mercy’s Gate will bridge the gap from crisis to hope for our neighbors in need.
- We partner with churches and other organizations to lead the transformation of our community.
- We empower our neighbors to navigate their lives through life-giving resources and relationships.
- We equip our volunteers and staff to serve.
- We provide services that meet the physical, financial, emotional, and spiritual needs of our neighbors.
Mercy’s Gate Goals and Objectives
Mercy’s Gate’s goals and objectives align with the mission statement: faith based…but faith is not required for Colorado Springs individuals and families (neighbors) in crisis who have emergency/urgent financial, physical, emotional or spiritual needs to receive services and support from Mercy’s Gate. Mercy’s Gate exists to, both inwardly and outwardly, represent Christ to all who enter the doors whether neighbor, neighbor advocate volunteer, staff, church, business partner, or donor.
Mercy’s Gate, a faith-based organization, was established 35 years ago by 5 churches as a simple food pantry intended to meet the needs of the community. It was incorporated under the name Northern Churches Care in 1982. In 2012 the name changed to Mercy’s Gate to reflect expanded mission, partnerships, and donor base. From that small beginning, Mercy’s Gate, has grown into a paid staff and numerous neighbor advocate volunteers ministry that is funded by donors, churches, and businesses serving 15 different zip codes.