Staff and interns work in the cramped caseworker office at Mercy House in Harrisonburg on Wednesday. An ordinance amendment recently approved by City Council will allow the shelter to expand its facilities into a vacant property across the street. The ordinance amendment states that employees of charitable and benevolent organizations are allowed to park off-site and cross a local street to work. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
The nonprofit is in the process of acquiring the vacant house at 305 N. High St. and plans to move its offices there after renovations are complete.