Entries by Nic Halverson

Mercy Home Summer Enrichment Youth Share Smarts

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 Walsh Campus for Girls Celebrates 30 Years

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.

Fr. Kelly and CYO: A Winning Combination

Learn about the CYO and the history of boxing at Mercy Home that emphasized discipline, sportsmanship, and the development of physical and spiritual self.

Trauma and Brain Development in Children

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.

“Our Boys Who Have Gone to War”: World War I Efforts at Mercy Home

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.