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.
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
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.
Christmas at Luisa’s house was never a particularly joyful time. Her family just didn’t have enough money to afford things like presents or a tree. It had been like this as long as she could remember.
Learn more about the Advent wreath and how its symbolism helps many prepare their hearts and minds for the celebration of the Lord’s birth on Christmas.
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.
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