The Annunciation of the Lord is day that marks two important events in the history of Christianity: God, through the Angel Gabriel, announcing to Mary that she had been chosen to be the mother of Jesus and Mary freely accepting the task.
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.
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Senior youth care worker Abraham Carreon makes sure that Mercy Home’s kids receive the guidance he didn’t have growing up and is a steady presence in the lives of our youngest boys.
After growing up in a community where many struggled with mental illness, Mercy Home coworker Jasmen Mickey decided to devote her career to providing those in need with mental health services.
Mercy Home is thrilled to have Nitel as the presenting sponsor of March for Kids and receive their support to help build brighter futures for our kids and give them a safe place to heal.
Mercy Home’s spiritual retreats give our kids a safe place to build relationships and learn more about themselves through thoughtfully-prepared activities.
Chef Ernest Jamison brought his lifelong passion for cooking to Mercy Home, where he makes sure that both our kids and coworkers are fed delicious meals that help them succeed in work and school.
After spending some time with Mercy Home as a consultant, Christine Sanborn knew that she found the right place for her and works in our finance department.
A group of Mercy Home’s young people took an unforgettable trip called the Justice Journey to Georgia and Alabama, where they visited key locations of the civil rights movement.
As the Director of Education and Career Resources at Mercy Home’s Walsh Campus, Elizabeth Sorice brings her love of education to help our children.
Mercy Home’s Friends First Mentoring Program recently kicked off its 32nd year and includes 18 mentor-mentee matches, the largest group in the program’s history.
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