Mercy Home for Boys & Girls received a grant from Serve Illinois in support of 12 AmeriCorps members serving in its MercyWorks program.
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
When Sal began arguing with his mom all the time, it became clear to both of them that something needed to change – he needed direction.
Long before Mercy Home’s Walsh Girls Campus opened in 1987, our Rita Clubs provided safe and affordable housing to young women in Chicago.
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.
Read more about one of our Mercy Home Heroes, Kirk Ongman, who in 2018 is running his 20th marathon and raising money to support our boys and girls.
A group of Friends First matches recently learned valuable skills for the future when our friends at Swoon held a Career Day at Mercy Home.
Mercy Home’s Speaker Series Workshop will feature Arnie Aronoff, who will discuss how to make meetings in adolescent mental health settings more meaningful.
Presidents’ Day at Mercy Home was filled with many different opportunities to learn, thanks to events organized by The Academy!
Mercy Home youth care worker, Peter, has started teaching our young people automotive skills in an after-school programs class.
The young men in our Cooke Home began the year by continuing their tradition of serving others through two volunteer events.
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