Brighter Futures Start With You

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.
2343
therapy sessions were provided to kids and their families.
15 %
of youth living with us advanced to the next grade.

Our Programs

image/svg+xml

Youth Residential Program

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

image/svg+xml

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...

Read full story

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...

Read full story

Group of scholars on retreat

Retreat Prepares Scholars for New School Year

At the picturesque location of LaSalle Manor in Plano, Ill., 15 of our Mercy Home scholars prepared for a successful...

Read full story

In Desperate Need of Repair

If you’ve read many of my reflections, you may know that St. Francis of Assisi is one of my favorite...

Read full story

tutoring session

Mercy Home needs your support.

Please help make a difference for a child in need.

Donate Now