It’s not where have you have been, it’s where you are headed; Yazmin gained the confidence she needed at Mercy Home to pursue a college degree and develop independent living skills.
About Christa Rooks
Christa Rooks is the Communications Coordinator at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. Christa was previously the editor of a weekly newspaper on the North Shore of Chicago, where she covered everything local news. When not writing, she can be found declaring her love for Diet Coke to anyone who will listen.
Entries by Christa Rooks
The young people and coworkers of Mercy Home celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by giving back to the community and reflecting on Dr. King’s legacy.
A corporate team from Starcom joined the Mercy Home Heroes to support our kids by running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
The organization Young Hearts for Life returned to our West Loop Campus on Saturday, January 12, to provide free heart screenings for our young men and women.
Read how Andrew was able to find the stable, supportive home he needed to be successful at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
One of our MercyWorks volunteers was named the Volunteer of the Week by Service Illinois.
Mercy Home helped Taylor overcome a childhood of homelessness and poverty to look forward to a future of success. She has finally found what she always longed for: a safe place to call home.
For Asia, academics were never the issue. She was a decent student and got along with her teachers. It was her home life that felt like a dark void.
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