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
Ruben, a Mercy Home resident, overcame many obstacles to join the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as a Mercy Home Hero. Race-day, however, didn’t turn out the way he planned. But fellow Hero Jen Guzman, inspired by Ruben’s journey, stepped up to make things right and gave him an unforgettable surprise.
Read about Mercy Home resident and Hero, Ruben as he shares his story about his life before and after Mercy Home.
A group of educators representing 16 Chicagoland schools gathered at Mercy Home for a two-day workshop on using trauma-informed classroom strategies.
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.
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