Mentors Change Young Lives

Friends First mentors change young lives. Anyone interested in learning more about the program and meeting the Friends First staff can attend one of two information sessions held each month.

Press Releases

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.

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.

Mercy Model in Schools Workshop Teaches Trauma-Informed Care

A group of educators representing 16 Chicagoland schools gathered at Mercy Home for a two-day workshop on using trauma-informed classroom strategies.