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First Pet Blessing a Huge Success

Mercy Home celebrates the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a community Pet Blessing! Read about the event and how our facility dog Pongo enjoyed meeting new friends and being blessed by Fr. Scott.

Garden Dinner Harvests Feast of Vegetables

Our young people put their green thumbs to the test this summer by growing fresh vegetables which recently culminated in a garden dinner.

Ruben’s Story: Breaking Down Walls & Finding His Stride

Read about Mercy Home resident and Hero, Ruben as he shares his story about his life before and after Mercy Home.

Honoring Some of Our Kids’ Biggest Supporters

This summer, Mercy Home’s young people had the opportunity to put their job skills into practice through professional internships. They welcomed their employers for the annual Employer Appreciation Dinner—a chance to share our gratitude honoring some of our kids’ biggest supporters.

Fr. Scott’s Corner – Unconditional Love

This month Fr. Scott Donahue reminds us that we should remain willing and open to the Lord’s unconditional love for all of us, that the Lord intended for all of us to be united as one church, filled with both the love and compassion that Jesus bestowed on each one of us.

Marathon Tips For Mercy Heroes

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ Endurance Program Coordinator Jim Harding knows a thing or two about running a marathon – he has run 26 of them. Jim has done the Chicago Marathon 12 times and has a good handle on what to expect. As runners put the final touches on their training and preparation, we sat down with Jim for some advice from his years of experience.

Partners in Prayer: Adam’s Road to Recovery

Join our Partners in Prayer to pray for young people like Mia. Before finding stability at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, Mia was struggling.

Fun with Science

A group of our boys and girls had the opportunity to do some hands-on learning, thanks to our friends at AkzoNobel!

Five Things Our Kids Can Look Forward to this Year

Read more about how lessons we’ve learned at Mercy Home have taught us that partnering with your child’s education is a formula for success!

Mercy Home Helps Young Woman Stay in College

Read about Ladasia who had to skip class to work two jobs to support her family towards working towards her dream of being a becoming a teacher.