A group of educators representing 16 Chicagoland schools gathered at Mercy Home for a two-day workshop on using trauma-informed classroom strategies.
About Nic Halverson
Nic Halverson is a Communications Coordinator at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. He previously worked as a journalist and freelance writer, covering contemporary arts, culture, sports, travel, science and technology. He is a native Hoosier and proud defender of the Midwest.
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Lazy summer days are few and far between around Mercy Home. Our boys and girls take full advantage, thanks to a schedule overflowing with summer activities and that keep their bodies, minds, and spirits on the move.
At Mercy Home, we don’t sweat the dog days of summer. That’s because our facility dog Pongo helps foster positive relationships between youth and coworkers.
Around 94 percent of our kids come from single-parent households where, more often than not, fathers are not in the picture. Fortunately, at Mercy Home, there are many coworkers who serve as father figures for our kids.
Facility dog Pongo’s familiar presence is opening up new lines of communication and forming meaningful relationships to better help our boys and girls heal.
Mercy Home is investing in innovative neurofeedback technology, which represents a step forward in serving the mental health needs of our kids.
Thanks to two generous Chicago actors, Karimah Westbrook and Craig Robinson, Mercy Home’s young men and women attended a special screening of Black Panther.
Mercy Home’s Walsh Campus started a new tradition called Palate Passport, which introduces our girls to international foods, traditions, and cultures.
Christmas came early for a group of Mercy Home kids, thanks to the Chicago Bulls’ Kris Dunn, who treated them to a surprise shopping spree.
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