Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

About Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

Led by Fr. Scott Donahue, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has been a solution for kids in crisis since 1887. We offer a safe and supportive home to young men and women (ages 11-21) who have suffered such adversities as abuse, neglect, abandonment, homelessness or poverty. We provide round-the-clock care and therapy to help children heal from the traumas of their pasts, while helping them become successful and self-reliant in the future through an excellent education, career guidance, and opportunities to gain work experience. We offer continued assistance to former residents through our aftercare program for as long as they have need. And, we connect at-risk youth who live in the community with adult volunteer mentors. Mercy Home raises nearly all of its support from private sources.

Chicago, IL
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Mercy Home for Boys & Girls has two main campuses in Chicago: one in the West Loop (pictured), and one in the Beverly neighborhood.

No matter what role you play at Mercy Home, by being part of our team, you can make a big difference in the lives of boys and girls.

Our coworkers are role models and advocates for our young people and help then grow into self-reliant and successful adults.

Go to to learn about opportunities in direct youth care, education, advancement, and much more.