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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
In celebration of National Junk Food Day we at Mercy Home are celebrating by recommending some healthy alternatives to junk food.
Explore the origins of calling priests “father.”
Early trauma can affect brain develop, leading to future violence.
It can be difficult to escape a home full of abuse. Read how Courtney found a safe place at Mercy Home.
Hector’s story shows the power of potential. Watch the video of one of Mercy Home’s Youth, Hector tell his story.
At Mercy Home, we celebrated #NationalApplePieDay with a contest of the best pie!
Young women from our Walsh Girls Campus learn how to bake delicious treats with the help of a former “The Great Holiday Baking Show” contestant.
Despite a day off from school, our young men at the boys campus spent the morning home from studying, playing chess, doing arts and crafts, and working through the financial literacy program Everfi.
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