Mercy Home’s Father Figures

Around 94 percent of our kids come from single-parent households where, more often than not, fathers are not in the picture. Fortunately, at Mercy Home, there are many coworkers who serve as father figures for our kids.

Dzuękuję bardzo Means ‘Thank You Very Much’

Our annual fundraiser for education, Graduates’ Luncheon, shared several moving and inspirational testimonials from our young people.

Exploring the Effects of ACEs on Child Development

In partnership with the Kennedy Forum, Mercy Home coworkers discussed the impact of adverse childhood experiences, (or ACEs), on child development & health.

Partners in Prayer: Ryan Gains Confidence at Mercy Home

Join our Partners in Prayer to pray for young people like Ryan, who found confidence, stability, and opportunity at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.

Reflections from the Rita Clubs

Long before Mercy Home’s Walsh Girls Campus opened in 1987, our Rita Clubs provided safe and affordable housing to young women in Chicago.

7 Fun Ways to Teach Teens Job-Readiness Skills

Mom and social worker Amy Williams suggests seven ways to help your teen learn job-readiness skills to help them get – and keep – a job!

Fish Tanks Provide Therapeutic Benefits at Mercy Home

At Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, fish tanks are a recognizable theme in many common spaces. Learn about the therapeutic benefits of fish tanks and how their presence can be calming for our boys and girls.