Partners in Prayer: Graduation Season

Join us this graduation season to pray for the young people of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls as they look forward to the next steps of their academic journey.
June 22, 2017/by Fr. Scott Donahue
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1890s: Dedication Keeps Mission Alive

Read about Fr. Mahoney's incredible dedication to the mission of providing safety to the wave of young people who arrived in Chicago throughout the 1890s.
June 22, 2017/by Erin Ash
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Founding Fathers of Mercy Home

Learn about the beginning of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and our founding fathers who saw a need for a safe and loving home for kids in Chicago in 1887.
June 15, 2017/by Mark Schmeltzer

Your Top 25 Marathon Training Tips from Coach Mark!

Learn from one of our Mercy Home Heroes training partners, Coach Mark of The Road to Boston, on how to best train for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
June 13, 2017/by Claire Dooley
Brianna finds hope at Mercy Home.

After Losing Grandmother, Teen Finds Hope at Mercy Home

After losing her grandmother, the only caring family member she ever knew, Brianna found hope at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
June 5, 2017/by Alison Gates

Green Thumbs for a Greener World

Volunteers from AkzoNobel picked up shovels and rakes at our Hay Campus garden to help kick off the growing season and spread the word about sustainability.
June 5, 2017/by Nic Halverson
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Young Hearts 4 Life Provides Heart Screenings

Young Hearts 4 Life, a nonprofit committed to cardiac health, visited our Hay Campus to provide free heart screenings for 60 of our young men and women.
June 1, 2017/by Christa Rooks

Fr. Scott’s Corner – Pentecost Immerses Us

Fr. Scott Donahue recalls the Gospels throughout May that Jesus invites his disciples to leave their old way of living and to join a new way of living.
June 1, 2017/by Fr. Scott Donahue

Engaging Students Impacted by Trauma and Adversity

Liz Tomka and Andrea Simari of our education program talk about how to work in the classroom with students impacted by trauma and adversity.
May 31, 2017/by Nic Halverson

Looking Back at a Year of Service

Emmy Smith, a MercyWorks Volunteer, looks back on her year of service and its defining spirit of compassion, action, dynamic friendship, and growth.
May 30, 2017/by Emmy Smith

Partners in Prayer: Collin’s Story

Collin found a second chance at Mercy Home thanks to Partners in Prayer like you. But first, he had to overcome a past of hopeless poverty, violence, and despair.
May 30, 2017/by Fr. Scott Donahue

Work Experience at Mercy Home Builds Confidence

Mercy Home's tradition of teaching independence via on-the-job training continues with our young people who gain confidence while working on campus.
May 15, 2017/by Nic Halverson
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