Stories about Friends First Mentoring at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.

St. Malachy students at TransUnion learning about mindfulness

Friends First and TransUnion: A Partnership for the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Friends First Workplace-Based Mentoring Program and TransUnion team up to support Chicago kids through structured relationships with professionals.

Help Transform Your Community – Become a Mentor!

Sonya Davis joined the Friends First mentoring program with Mercy Home and became a role model and friend to 14-year-old Alaila.

Friends First Kicks Off Another Year

Mercy Home’s Friends First Mentoring Program kicked off its 31st year with its site-base launch at the West Loop Campus. Over 60 people attended the fun-filled event, including mentors, mentees and family members, as everyone got acquainted with each other and planned for the year ahead.

Your Friendship Helps Young People — and Entire Families

“I left the house with nothing,” Doris says. She isn’t exaggerating. But she knew whatever lay ahead was going to be better than what they’d left behind.

Volunteer Spotlight : Friends First Mentor

Maria Kumis is a Friends First Mentor at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls. She’s been chosen as one of the volunteers to spotlight her dedicated time and help to the children of Mercy Home.