Our Story

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Michael’s House was established in 2008 as an effort to provide a coordinated team response to child maltreatment through prevention, education and advocacy in a safe and healing environment.

Michael’s House, dedicated in December 2008, is named in honor of Michael Mercurio, who passed away unexpectedly on July 4, 2007 at the age of 37. Michael devoted his life to improving the lives of others, particularly children.

Today, community individuals and organizations carry Michael’s legacy forward. By working to improve the delivery of services to area children who are affected by abuse and neglect, this regional facility reflects his unconditional caring and respect for others.