In the summer of 2002, Fr. Scott Donahue and several of our young people visited Ground Zero to pay their respects to the victims of September 11, 2001.
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
Our Mercy Home Heroes team coordinator, Jim Harding is fond of reciting the team motto—“no distance is too far to save a child.” On Tuesday afternoon, and well into the evening, Harding put his miles where his mouth is, trotting 50 kilometers, (31 miles), to raise funds for our young people.
While we celebrate our 130th a year, we’re looking back on a partnership with another institution celebrating its 40 anniversary: the Chicago marathon.
Read a firsthand account of life Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in the 1960s.
Watch a special WGN-TV program about the people and organizations like Mercy Home working to address the public health crisis of violence in our streets.
Read about the Eastland Disaster and the role that Mercy Home for Boys & Girls played in caring for those Chicagoans affected.
Learn how Mercy Home for Boys & Girls fought for the future of its mission and the children it served throughout the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Mercy Home is urging support of legislation that would help front-line professionals recognize and respond to psychological trauma through trauma-informed care.
Read about how Charles Comiskey, the innovative owner of the Chicago White Sox, stepped up to the plate to help make a permanent Mercy Home a reality.
Learn about the beginning of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and our founding fathers who saw a need for a safe and loving home for kids in Chicago in 1887.
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