Read about Mercy Home for Boys & Girls during the 1940s and the boys who dedicated their lives to serve the United States during World War II.
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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Although our girls campus didn’t open until 1987, Mercy Home began its tradition of serving young women long before that through its Rita Clubs.
Read about Mercy Home alum, Robert, and how his time living at the Home inspired his future career and desire to give back.
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.
A break from school didn’t mean a break from learning for the kids at Mercy Home! Their week of Spring Break was filled with enriching activities every day.
Parents may find that it can be difficult to help make Lent matter to their kids. Learn how we help make the season meaningful for our kids at Mercy Home.
Nestled at the entrance of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ Hay Campus in Chicago’s West Loop is the Tichenor Chapel, which provides a sacred space in the city.
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