Life goes on for kids at Mercy Home, as they maintain many of the same routines and fun activities they always have during the pandemic.
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
The COVID-19 crisis brought much of the world to a halt, but young people living at Mercy Home, like Jamal, are doing anything but standing still. In fact, staying active remains a top priority in supporting our kids’ mental health needs – ensuring that they remain positive and energetic. Whether it’s going to the gym, the […]
Vocational programs give Mercy Home’s young people entering the workforce many post-secondary options to explore and find successful careers.
Amid the COVID-19 crisis, animal shelters across the country are emptying, as people rush to adopt dogs and cats to keep them company during self-isolation and social distancing. Turning to pets during this pandemic not only provides comfort and companionship, but also therapeutic benefits that can boost mental health. Megan Mueller, a junior professor at […]
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls received 100 boxes of non-perishable food items from Chicago Beyond, an organization working with local nonprofits to identify needs and safe distribution methods during the COIVD-19 crisis. This Going Beyond initiative, led by Chicago Beyond CEO and founder Liz Dozier, will deliver basic necessities to people on Chicago’s South and West […]
Mercy Home’s network of remote educational support helps kids stay connected to their teachers, school, and academic goals during online, virtual learning.
Mercy Home is taking action to help keep our community safe and healthy while continuing to provide therapeutic and tangible support to youth and families we serve. The families of our young people, who often live on the margins of financial stability during the best of times, have been hit particularly hard by the economic […]
These helpful tips will allow you to maintain your mental health and stay connected while remaining home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, a time of preparation for the agony of Jesus’s death and the ecstasy of His resurrection on Easter Sunday.
As schools close around the world and families practice social distancing to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, many parents now find themselves with the daunting task of finding fun and educational activities for their kids to do while home. Here are a few helpful ideas to keep kids learning and entertained while engaging […]
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