House of Mercy is Presented with The Agnes L. Colgan Visionary Award for Health and Human Services for 2022

Feb 25, 2022 | Press Releases

On February 24, 2022, House of Mercy was presented with the Agnes J. Cologne Visionary Award for Health and Human Services.  The award was presented by Agnes Colgan’s daughter, Mary Finnigan, and was accepted by House of Mercy’s Executive Director, Jessica Root.

Agnes L. Colgan was the wife of Virginia senator Charles J. Colgan, and supported charitable works throughout Prince William County for over 50 years.   A devout Catholic, Agnes’ love of God and dedication to her community helped change the lives of thousands of residents in Prince William County and her work carries on through the awards given out to the people and organizations that follow her example.

House of Mercy is honored to be recognized for the Health and Human Services award dedicated to such an amazing woman.  Serving over 40 families each day through our food pantry and thrift store services, House of Mercy aims to follow in Agnes’ footsteps by showing God’s love and mercy to all those in Prince William County and the surrounding area.

We are incredibly grateful to the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, the Colgan family, and all of our dedicated volunteers, staff, supporters, and donors for allowing our organization to grow in our mission to a point in which we are worthy of this award.  We hope that with your continued support we can continue serving our community for many years to come.


House of Mercy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit working to provide food, clothing, education, and prayer to those in need in our community. We work with over 700 families each month through our food pantry and thrift store to help supply their basic needs.


Jessica Root, Executive Director
House of Mercy
8170 Flannery Court, Manassas, VA 20109
jroot [at]



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