Program Outcomes

MercyCorps NW

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We believe everyone should have the opportunity to improve their life regardless of their background.

2012 COMMUNITY IMPACT REPORT

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Mercy Corps Northwest helps businesses not only start, but stay.
Mercy Corps Northwest benefits the local economy by increasing the household income of local entrepreneurs and their business survival rate. Stable, new businesses add new products, jobs, revenue, and services to our community.

  • 91% of our clients remain in business two years after receiving MCNW services, according to 2008 survey results.
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  • On average, each MCNW small business owner creates 1.7 jobs

Our business development services improved our community in the following ways:

  • Created 160 new jobs
  • Increased average household income for entrepreneurs by $14,398
  • $19,271 - average revenue increase per business
  • $11,055 - average increase in owner’s draw


HOPE FOR THE FORMERLY INCARCERATED
Our Reentry Transition Center (Open since Sept. 2009) is a place where formerly incarcerated individuals can find help in accessing the services and information they need to rebuild their lives after incarceration. 

Our reentry services improved our community in the following ways:

  • 33% decrease in felony re-arrests among our participants as shown by an independent evaluation
  • For every $1 invested in the RTC program, the public safety system saved $14.10
  • 75 % of RTC participants who received employment services secured a job
  • 80% of LIFE graduates from Coffee Creek Correctional Facility secured jobs within two months of release


REFUGE GARDENS
Refuge Gardens assisted 43 refugee families from:

  • Bhutan
  • Cuba
  • Kazakhstan
  • Laos
  • Moldova
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Russia
  • Tajikistan
  • Ukraine