Entries by Christa Rooks

Honoring Some of Our Kids’ Biggest Supporters

This summer, Mercy Home’s young people had the opportunity to put their job skills into practice through professional internships. They welcomed their employers for the annual Employer Appreciation Dinner—a chance to share our gratitude honoring some of our kids’ biggest supporters.

Six Ways Mercy Home’s Kids Get Ready for the School Year

With a new school year already upon us, the boys & girls at Mercy Home are hard at work preparing for another successful year and getting ready for school!

Three Decades of Care: Monti’s Story

Mercy Home is blessed with talented coworkers who make a difference in our kids’ lives. One of them is Monti Clayton, who has been with the Home since 1989.

Mercy Home Receives Serve Illinois Grant

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls received a grant from Serve Illinois in support of 12 AmeriCorps members serving in its MercyWorks program.

Reflections from the Rita Clubs

Long before Mercy Home’s Walsh Girls Campus opened in 1987, our Rita Clubs provided safe and affordable housing to young women in Chicago.

Fish Tanks Provide Therapeutic Benefits at Mercy Home

At Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, fish tanks are a recognizable theme in many common spaces. Learn about the therapeutic benefits of fish tanks and how their presence can be calming for our boys and girls.