Your gift saves young lives

With your support, Mercy Home can continue to provide stability, security, and care for the most vulnerable children in Chicago.

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

Leila and Amari outside

After Cloud of Grief, Hope Emerges

Leila still remembers every detail of her grandmother’s funeral. The overwhelming scent of flowers, the sympathetic murmurs of friends and...

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Teen girl sitting on the floor

Taking Steps to Prevent Suicide

Though difficult to talk about, suicide is a growing public health problem in the United States. It is also one...

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Mercy Home Nurse Shares Life-Saving Narcan Initiative with Community

Mercy Home nurse Miranda McDonald recently presented at the Clinical Inquiry to Nursing Innovation Conference on our initiative to spread...

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Friends First Outing at Mercy Home Fun for All

The Friends First workplace mentoring program participants recently came together for an outing at Mercy Home, which followed up on...

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