Learn about the CYO and the history of boxing at Mercy Home that emphasized discipline, sportsmanship, and the development of physical and spiritual self.
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
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 Hay Campus garden to help kick off the growing season and spread the word about sustainability.
Liz Tomka and Andrea Simari of our education program talk about how to work in the classroom with students impacted by trauma and adversity.
Mercy Home’s tradition of teaching independence via on-the-job training continues with our young people who gain confidence while working on campus.
Read a Mother’s Day reflection by Fr. Scott Donahue in which he remembers his own mother and the importance of a mother’s love and support.
Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, of the Trauma Center in Boston, outlines a series of perspectives and initiatives for treating complex trauma among adolescents.
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