Since our founding in 1887 Mercy Home has continued to expand, allowing us to provide an exceptional level of care. We provide care for our youth on two separate campuses providing everything our kids needs in order to succeed.
West Loop Campus
Located in Chicago’s West Loop, Mercy Home’s West Loop Campus is a home to around 100 young men. The campus features a learning center to aid the boys in their studies and a dining hall where meals are served family style. Our young men enjoy opportunities to participate in sports in our Noha Gymnasium and the 20/30 Club fitness center, thanks to generous contributions from our donors.
The young men of our boys campus are actively involved in the surrounding community, often working at nearby businesses and participating in neighborhood cleanup projects.
The campus features dormitory-style housing. By sharing communal space, the young men learn the core values of respect, responsibility, trust, honesty and caring. Youth are housed within distinct living programs designed to support each young person’s growth. Assignments are based on factors such as the youth’s age, and the level of structure that will best support each individual emotionally and developmentally.
Walsh Girls Campus
Nestled on a hill in Chicago’s south-side Beverly neighborhood, Mercy Home’s Margaret Walsh Girls Campus offers a cozy, tranquil setting for our young women to call home. Opened in 1987, part of the Walsh Campus is the former Walgreen family mansion.
The campus features the Marie Noha Craft Cottage, which is a popular spot for the girls to create arts and crafts, a learning center that offer resources for school work, the Speh Fitness Center, a dining area for family-style meals and in the warmer months the grounds are lush with gardens and a fountain.
The Walsh Campus features four dormitory-style housing programs, which are organized by age. By sharing living spaces, the young women learn the core values of respect, responsibility, trust, honesty and caring. The girls eat their meals family style, strengthening the shared experience of sisterhood for each young woman.