Named a 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year, Merced Rescue Mission serves individuals in Merced County who are homeless, have been incarcerated, or are imprisoned by addiction, at over 20 locations. Phase 1 of the Village of Hope involves construction of four buildings to provide medical respite for homeless residents and apartment buildings for homeless veterans and homeless families. One building will provide 32 beds for individuals discharged from the hospital, shared bathrooms, shared laundry facilities, resident lounges, a commercial kitchen, communal dining area, sobering rooms, a clinic, office and administrative space, conference rooms, and common rooms. A second building will have 10 beds for veterans, shared laundry facilities, resident lounge, private bathrooms, private bathing facilities, and a cooking area. The third building will have 10 beds for families, shared laundry facilities, resident lounge, private bathrooms, and a cooking area. A fourth building will have a workshop and storage space. An onsite clinic will provide healthcare services for residents and the local low-income community. New Markets Tax Credits are financing $1.2 million of the $8.6 million Phase 1 project. A future Phase 2 is expected to add four more buildings with 72 beds to the Village of Hope.