Sharon Foskey, president of Mercy House, was the speaker at a recent Civitan meeting. Foskey noted that “from a barstool to an altar, from a sinner to a saint, she knows how to take broken, shattered people and help them transform their lives. Mercy House is where the hurting stops and the healing begins.” Mercy House will be a faith-based program of three months to one year. Cleveland State will teach computer classes, resume writing, time management, and money management. She said they plan to teach job training skills, culinary (cooking) skills and literacy training, GED prep. Bible classes will be taught. Group and individual counseling will also be available. If able to work, they will get a job. An escrow account will be set up for them and housing will be secured. When they leave, they will have Jesus, skills training, schooling, housing, job, and money in the bank. Mercy House is not rehab, it’s rebirth, she said. From left are Rebecca Palmer, Sharon Foskey and David Cummings.