Since our founding in 1887 Mercy Home has continued to expand, allowing us to provide an exceptional level of care. We provide care for our youth on two separate campuses providing everything our kids needs in order to succeed.

Hays Boys Campus

Located in Chicago’s West Loop, Mercy Home’s William E. and Mary Gannon Hay Campus is a home to around 100 young men. The campus features a learning center to aid the boys in their studies and a dining hall where meals are served family style. Our young men enjoy opportunities to participate in sports in our Noha Gymnasium and the 20/30 Club fitness center, thanks to generous contributions from our donors.

The young men of the Hay Campus are actively involved in the surrounding community, often working at nearby businesses and participating in neighborhood cleanup projects.

The ten homes on the Hay Campus feature dormitory-style housing. By sharing a room, the young men learn the core values of respect, responsibility, trust, honesty and caring. Each young man is placed in a specific home designed to support his growth, based on factors including age and how much structure will benefit each individual emotionally and developmentally.