Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has been a solution for kids in crisis since 1887. Through its full-time residential, aftercare and community-based mentoring programs, Mercy Home provides nurturing, guidance and opportunity to more than 650 hurting and troubled young women and men in the Chicago area every year.
At the core of Mercy Home’s mission is its full-time, residential program, which provides a safe and stable home for 134 young people, ages 11 to 21. Young people who have suffered abuse, neglect, poverty and even abandonment receive life-changing therapeutic, academic and vocational support at Mercy Home.
A program of aftercare offers these young people continued connection to their Mercy Home family and gives them access to a host of support services after they have transitioned to living outside of the Home—regardless of age or time away. In addition, Mercy Home’s Friends First mentoring program matches at-risk youth who live out in the wider community with much-needed adult role models.
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is a not-for-profit agency that operates on two Chicago campuses – a home for boys at 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. and a home for girls at 11600 S. Longwood Dr.