Fighting for the Future: Mercy Home at Fifty

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.

Rita Clubs: Supporting the City’s Young Women

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.

“Our Boys Who Have Gone to War”: World War I Efforts at Mercy Home

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.

Fr. Quille’s Dream for A Trade School

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.


Rooting for the Home Team

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.