Mercy Home March for Kids helps break cycles of abuse and neglect.
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About Mark Schmeltzer
Mark Schmeltzer is a man of many words. Currently serving as Director of Communications at Mercy Home, he has spent his career arranging many words for non-profits in order to help them make the world a better place. He’s a big fan of new ideas and inventive expression. But most of all, he’s a husband and a dad.
Entries by Mark Schmeltzer
Friends First mentors change young lives. Anyone interested in learning more about the program and meeting the Friends First staff can attend one of two information sessions held each month.
Mercy Home is blessed with talented coworkers who make a difference in our kids’ lives. One of them is Monti Clayton, who has been with the Home since 1989.
Recently, Mercy Home said a sorrowful goodbye to a beloved member of our family. Since 2005, Faye provided a welcoming presence at our Walsh Campus.
Our annual fundraiser for education, Graduates’ Luncheon, shared several moving and inspirational testimonials from our young people.
In partnership with the Kennedy Forum, Mercy Home coworkers discussed the impact of adverse childhood experiences, (or ACEs), on child development & health.
Volunteers will be out in force for St. Patrick’s Day events throughout the month of March, collecting donations for Mercy Home’s March for Kids.
Fr. Scott participated in the Kennedy Forum of Illinois’ 4th annual meeting, Bending Towards Justice—A Summit For Mental Health Equity.
The Chicago Blackhawks and Bob’s Discount Furniture came to our Walsh Campus recently to transform a living room into an oasis for our young women.
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