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Know a Child Who Could Benefit From a Mentor?

Know a Child Who Could Benefit From a Mentor?

Many underprivileged kids haven’t ventured outside their neighborhoods. Friends First wants to change that! Our mentor outings range in visits to art museums and strolls on college campuses to simply playing Frisbee in a park.

By connecting with a trusted adult on meaningful, fun-filled outings, a child can develop a better vision for his or her future beyond the limited horizons that hold back far too many children.

Interested parties, please contact Tilisha Harrison, Friends First Director, at tilhar@mercyhome.org  or visit our website.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has been helping children in need since 1887.  We provide the young people in our full-time care the tools they need to overcome early trauma and become successful, contributing members of society.
Mercy Home is committed to raising the public’s awareness about children in need, and our Friends First Mentoring Program is leading the way. Mentors not only enrich lives, they help young people make better choices that promote self-development and opportunity.
Again, if you know a child who could use a mentor, please contact Tilisha Harrison, Friends First Director, at tilhar@mercyhome.org or call 312-738-7560.

Bikes, Beers, and Bands are Back in Humboldt Park!

We’re celebrating 15 years serving Chicago youth and 10 years creating local jobs. That deserves the greatest homegrown party on earth! The Chicago Bike Revolution will be a breathtaking bonanza of bikes, beers and philanthropic fun. This year combines many favorite ensemble acts plus new and emerging musical talent from around Chicago. It’s a festival of great beer, good people, and humankind’s most wonderful invention – the bicycle!
Tickets are $10 each in advance and $15 at the gate.
VIP tickets are $100.

Located just east of the Boathouse, the Chicago Bike Revolution will be the greatest homegrown show on earth. It’s a celebration of great beer, good people, and humankind’s most wonderful invention – the bicycle!

So bring your bike and join the opening parade to celebrate self-propelled, two-wheel travel. Dress up as your alter ego while raising money for the youth and young people of West Town Bikes.

Download flyer here.

El Rescate is excited to announce its partnership with TRANS Chicago in providing a safe space for youth ages 12 to 24.

If you are couch surfing, have run away, have no where to sleep at night, or have been locked out of your home come check out the Drop-In for services or just to hang out and get to know the staff. We meet every Saturday from 12pm to 4pm at 2753 W. Division St.

We hope to see you there!

El Rescate

Download flyer here.