The uncertainty that surrounds us these days can make anyone hesitate to make long-term plans. But for kids like Aubrey, the fear of committing to anything was rooted in her experience in foster care. When Aubrey first moved into Mercy Home, she refused to unpack her suitcase. Instead, she kept her clothes neatly folded in […]
About Fr. Scott Donahue
Rev. L. Scott Donahue (Fr. Scott) is the President and CEO of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
Fr. Scott has been caring for the children at Mercy Home since joining its Board of Regents in 1990, later serving as assistant to its president. In 2006, after ten years of service as Mercy Home's associate president, Fr. Scott was appointed the Home’s eighth president since its founding in 1887.
Entries by Fr. Scott Donahue
Fr. Scott Donahue celebrates Sunday Mass at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls on the Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 10, 2020.
This month, we will celebrate the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord. This is important, because Jesus instructs not just his disciples but all of us to continue doing his work here on earth. He reminds us that the action of God takes place here on earth when we help one another and work […]
Fr. Scott Donahue celebrates Sunday Mass at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls on the Third Sunday of Easter, April 26, 2020.
As we shelter during the coronavirus emergency, we may feel at times isolated and lonely. And the disruption to our reliable routines can make any of us feel anxious. But young people who grow up without attentive support and guidance from caregivers face a host of challenges that threaten their long-term health and success. For […]
Happy Easter! Though our celebration of this most holy season will no doubt look very different because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I pray you find peace, comfort, and hope by worshiping with our Parish of the Airwaves throughout the month of April. I am so glad you will be joining us to bear witness to […]
Before coming to Mercy Home, so many of our kids struggle with difficult home lives and devastating losses. This was the situation in which Ella found herself. Her father’s alcoholism and inability to keep a job and her mother’s advancing cancer made it a struggle to pay the bills each month. After a lengthy hospital […]
This month Fr. Scott Donahue encourages us to embrace the season of lent and prepare your heart for this coming Easter.
Every child needs a safe place to call home. That’s why it is so tragic when the one place where a child should feel secure can be one of the most stressful. That’s what happened to Miguel. Miguel had always been close to his family. Growing up, he thought everything was perfect. He had two […]
Stability is something that many of our kids long for, when they arrive at our door. They often come to us from volatile living situations where abuse, poverty, and neglect was commonplace. With constant love, support, and care—sometimes for the first time ever—our kids truly begin to flourish. They are able to adjust their mindset […]
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