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Mercy Home for Boys & Girls

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HQ location:
Chicago, IL

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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.

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What employees say

“It has a mission that is focused on helping those who are hurting and/or are less fortunate.”
“It is meaningful work and I feel appreciated by my boss and co-workers.”
“The appreciation and excitement that I receive from my coworkers.”
“Meaningful work, high quality administrative staff, compassionate workforce, diversity in work, autonomy.”
“By being genuinely concerned for the individual co-worker and what is going on in their life and the fact that it matters.”
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