Sr. Grace acted with radical compassion on a cold winter night in 1984 when she picked up three homeless men on the streets of Rochester and offered them food, warmth and shelter. She soon started House of Mercy in a small home on Central Park, later moving to Hudson Avenue and from there, to the large space at Ormond Street today. She started small and became a champion for Rochester’s poor and homeless and a tireless advocate for positive social change. As she so beautifully demonstrates, radical compassion moves well beyond sympathy and concern. It compels action on behalf of others and will not rest until it eases their suffering. It starts with the smallest act of kindness and grows over time.
Information reviewed by agency 9/10/20. (Wish List and Volunteers Needed updated.)