Read about Mercy Home for Boys & Girls during the 1940s and the boys who dedicated their lives to serve the United States during World War II.
Read about the Eastland Disaster and the role that Mercy Home for Boys & Girls played in caring for those Chicagoans affected.
Learn how Mercy Home for Boys & Girls fought for the future of its mission and the children it served throughout the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Although our girls campus didn’t open until 1987, Mercy Home began its tradition of serving young women long before that through its Rita Clubs.
Through excerpts from our Waifs’ Messenger magazine, learn about the Mercy Home young men and staff who served in the armed forces during World War I.
Throughout the 1910s Mercy Home’s President, Fr. Quille, had the vision to create a trade school. Our boys learned printing, shoe repair, and more.
Read about how Charles Comiskey, the innovative owner of the Chicago White Sox, stepped up to the plate to help make a permanent Mercy Home a reality.
Read about Fr. Mahoney’s incredible dedication to the mission of providing safety to the wave of young people who arrived in Chicago throughout the 1890s.
Learn about the beginning of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls and our founding fathers who saw a need for a safe and loving home for kids in Chicago in 1887.
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