Brighter Futures Start
With You

Your gift will make Christmas merry and bright for hurting kids like Aniyah.

Since 1887, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has provided children and families with healing and tools to build brighter futures. It gives children who’ve experienced abuse, neglect, or violence a safe home, educational support, and career guidance.

20 %
of our high school seniors graduated.
therapy sessions were provided to kids and their families.
15 %
of youth living with us advanced to the next grade.

Our Programs


Youth Residential Program

Young people live with us full time in a safe, structured, and supportive home. Read More >>


Community Care Program

Provides support and continued connection to our Home for former residents and for families. Read More >>

Friends First Mentoring

Volunteer mentors make a lifetime of difference in the lives of children. Read More >>

News from Mercy Home

The Importance of Understanding Bullying

Having a better understanding of bullying can help you identify children who need help – whether they are the one...

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Aniyah, young african American girl smiling

Turning Tragedy Into Triumph: Young Woman Finds Healing at Mercy Home

Aniyah doesn’t remember much about the car accident. A bright flash of light, the loud crunch of metal colliding, and...

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Mercy Home makes mental health a priority

How Mercy Home Makes Mental Health A Priority

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls offers a variety of mental health resources to support the wellbeing of our young...

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Science Education Served on Tour of Famed Chicago-Area Lab

Recently, a group of Mercy Home’s young people enjoyed a unique STEM experience by touring the Argonne National Laboratory in...

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