One of Mercy Home’s young men, Seth, has enjoyed a unique photography internship at Mercy Home provided by Communications Coordinator, Christa Rooks.
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.
Entries by Nic Halverson
To culminate our Summer Enrichment Program, a group of Mercy Home boys recently presented projects on sustainability at the Boys Campus Competency Fair.
Mercy Home is proudly represented in a public art installation in Chicago’s Greektown featuring work by 10 artists, including Mercy Home coworker Barrett Keithley.
Read about Rita Garvin, the “foundress” of Mercy Home’s girls’ campus, and how the Home has now been serving young ladies for 30 years.
Learn about the CYO and the history of boxing at Mercy Home that emphasized discipline, sportsmanship, and the development of physical and spiritual self.
Where practitioners once used psychological, emotional, and behavioral terms to diagnose the effects of trauma, there is now scientific evidence of altered brain functioning due to early abuse and neglect.
Friends First mentor pair Eric and Jaylen explore new career paths together by visiting a doctor at Rush University Medical Center.
Through excerpts from our Waifs’ Messenger magazine, learn about the Mercy Home young men and staff who served in the armed forces during World War I.
Throughout the 1910s Mercy Home’s President, Fr. Quille, had the vision to create a trade school. Our boys learned printing, shoe repair, and more.
Volunteers from AkzoNobel picked up shovels and rakes at our boys campus garden to help kick off the growing season and spread the word about sustainability.
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