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Mercy Home is here to help you and your child in need.

Do you know a child who is struggling at home or in school? Have they faced difficult experiences, such as grief, loss, unstable living environments, or traumatic events? Mercy Home might be the solution to help these kids.

Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has been helping youth since 1887.  We provide the young people in our full-time care the tools they need to overcome early trauma and become successful and contributing members of society.

We partner with our children’s families to promote emotional and psychological healing. And, we are committed to raising the public’s awareness about children in need. In short, we save children’s lives–thanks to the support that you share with us.  

Mercy Home’s residency program is for youth between the ages of 11 and 21 who live in situations that place extra stress on their health and progress. The common thread that connects our children to Mercy Home is that they have experienced trauma and that they are committed to changing their lives.

We welcome referrals of kids in need from throughout the Chicago area. Our admissions process is designed to ensure that each youth who comes to live at our Home is best served by the resources we provide.

Mercy Home is committed to serving:
  • Male and female youth ages 11-21 throughout the Chicago metropolitan area
  • Youth who voluntarily commit to and are motivated to engage in Mercy Home’s treatment program
  • Youth who would benefit from building healthy attachments and relationships
  • Youth who have experienced trauma and/or neglect, or who may have difficulty coping with stressors in their lives
  • Youth who present with moderate emotional, behavioral and psychological challenges
  • Youth who present with moderate educational and/or vocational challenges and/or may be struggling academically
  • Youth who would benefit from temporarily living at Mercy Home in order to get the support and intensive services they need
Please contact us to refer a child who may need help by calling (312) 738-8575 or get more information by visiting our website.

Keywords: Community Resources, Resources, Social Services, youth

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