“Staff are like your brothers, sisters, mom and dad – all in one!” One youth wrote.
“Staff care about me. They put in the effort, help me with things, and they challenge me.” Wrote another youth.
Another way we have shown support to our youth workers this week is by wearing “Thank A Youth Worker Week” sticker badges throughout the day. We also treated our youth workers to ice cream!
These are just small tokens of appreciation for our youth workers, and no words can truly describe the level of gratitude and respect we have for them. Their jobs are filled with a variety of challenges and emotions, and we admire the patience, resilience, kindness, and determination they carry themselves with. The mission of Mercy Home would not be possible without them.
We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and thank a youth worker you know in your own life!