Mercy Home For Boys & Girls

Organization Description: 

Since 1887, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls has provided residential care for young men and women whose lives have been shattered by personal and family situations. Mercy Home for Boys and Girls transforms young lives of suffering into lives of hope and promise by providing a nurturing home, the means for growth, healing for families, and God’s mercy in action. Mercy Home offers youth who seek a new beginning safety, respect, opportunities for growth, and the necessary motivation to pursue a healthy and successful future. MercyWorks, Mercy Home’s faith-based post-graduate service program, is composed of a select group of highly motivated individuals who are mission-driven and who wish to make a difference in the lives of our children. Program participants possess a desire and capacity to work with the children of Mercy Home for one year. Program participants are provided the opportunity to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually while being committed to a process of building community and living in simplicity. MercyWorks program members are provided room and board, health insurance, a small monthly stipend, the opportunity for an AmeriCorps Education award, retreats, and other benefits.

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1140 West Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60607
Mission Statement: 


Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is a Catholic organization answering the Gospel call to minister to all children and families in need.

Mercy Home:
+ Saves young lives by providing a safe, nurturing home, opportunity for an excellent education and means for personal growth.
+ Supports healing for families
+ Is committed to raising public awareness of youth in need and encourages support to help them
+ Is sustained by benefactors who believe in the miracle of God's mercy in action.

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