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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
Congratulations are in order for Academy Vice President Patrick Bittorf, who was named at a Chicago Bulls game as the November Walmart Community Playmaker.
As Mercy Home celebrates the end of its 130th year, we look back at the many Christmas seasons our young people have enjoyed thanks to our generous friends.
Now, more than a month after finishing her first marathon, Rabia describes her experience running as a Mercy Home Hero, “life-changing.”
Join our Manager of Food Service Operations, Nyah Griffin, as she shares her Mercy Home-famous recipe for Thanksgiving Leftover Pizza. Huge thanks to Nyah for sharing her delicious recipe!
Some of our young men held a photo exhibition where they shared photographs and stories about their experience at Yellowstone National Park this summer.
Dr. David O’Brian, a well-known sports medicine specialist, gives advice to our Heroes on the best preventative measures to take to avoid running injuries.
To culminate our anniversary celebration, we highlight “Years of Mercy,” a book by our President, Fr. Scott, about the miracles he witnessed at Mercy Home.
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.
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.
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