Mentor a Child

You can change a life and help your community simply by being a friend to a child in need.

Mercy Home’s Friends First mentoring program matches adults, one-on-one, with at-risk kids from all over Chicago. You’ll have an impact on a child simply by going on fun outings to parks, zoos, museums and more. And you and your mentee will have opportunities to attend group events with other mentors too.

Our staff works hard to set up the most compatible matches, and provides mentors with training, support and encouragement to help foster a meaningful mentoring friendship. Mentors come from all adult age groups and all walks of life, but are united by their desire to make a difference in the lives of young people.

To learn more about the Friends First mentoring program, please e-mail or call us at 312-738-7552. You may also complete our information request form.

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