Where do your young people come from?

The kinds of issues Mercy Home’s young people struggle with in their own families are not exclusive to any race, geographic region, or economic class. Mercy Home’s young people largely come from communities throughout the Chicago metropolitan area but we also serve young people from across the state.

While some may be middle class and suburban, most of our young people come from some of the most challenging urban environments of troubled inner-city neighborhoods where poverty, violence, gangs and crime are every-day dangers that place extra stresses on a child’s health and progress.

Mercy Home accepts children who are referred to us from families, from schools, from the Department of Children and Family Services and more

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