The sixteen MercyWorks volunteers live together in an apartment located on the property of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. Volunteers live in a separate building than the boys and girls who live at Mercy Home. Each volunteer has their own bedroom. The communal areas include a living room, dining room, kitchen, pantry, laundry room, computer room, bathrooms and prayer room. There are also two guest bedrooms for friends, family and prospective volunteers to stay when they visit. MercyWorks volunteers have 24-hour access to the chapel, gyms and workout facilities located on the property of Mercy Home.
Every Wednesday night, volunteers come together for community night which includes a meal, shared prayer, and a discussion or activity focusing on one of the five program values. Every Sunday afternoon, volunteers come together for a house meeting to discuss the logistics of living together in an intentional community.