News and updates about Mercy Home’s events, fundraisers, and Home happenings.

Q&A with Author Claire Hartfield

Claire Hartfield, author of A Few Red Drops, gave an author talk and led a discussion on Chicago’s 1919 race riots as part of Mercy Home’s Speaker Series workshops.

Nitel Helps Build Family Feel at Mercy Home

Our friends at Nitel continually find unique ways to support our kids. From creating fundraisers, to holiday decorating – they make our Home a special place.

Liz Kuhn Tomka named Vice President of the Education and Career Resources department

New Vice President of Education and Career Resources Named

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls names new Vice President of Education and Career Resources department.

Fr. Scott giving the invocation at the James Connolly Dinner

Labor Group Supports Home, American Dream

Mercy Home President and CEO Fr. Scott Donahue gave the invocation at the Irish American Labor Council dinner and accepted a generous donation on the Home’s behalf.

Chicago Links Support Mental Health at Mercy Home

Mercy Home’s Medical, Dental, Psychological and Wellness program receives support from the Chicago Chapter of the Links, Inc., an international nonprofit committed to enriching, sustaining, and ensuring the cultural and economic survival of African Americans.

First Pet Blessing a Huge Success

Mercy Home celebrates the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a community Pet Blessing! Read about the event and how our facility dog Pongo enjoyed meeting new friends and being blessed by Fr. Scott.

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.