Help youth escape poverty, abuse, or neglect.

Your generosity today can mean a bright future for every child in our care.

Your support will help these kids have a bright future. It will give them hope. And give them the chance to leave darkness behind them.

Donors like you will save lives and change the future of over 650 kids this year! Kids like Lydia.

Lydia enjoyed a happy childhood until her mother became mentally unstable and unable to protect her, first from her alcoholic father, and later from her abusive boyfriend. When Lydia was 14, her 18 year-old boyfriend routinely kidnapped her from her home and tortured her.

Lydia came close to death at the hands of her boyfriend before she was finally able to escape, running barefoot to a nearby convenience store where she called police. Afterward, Lydia came to live at Mercy Home where she received the caring, guidance and shelter she needed to make a fresh start.

The support Mercy Home, and from people like you, allowed Lydia to turn her life completely around. Lydia was able to not only graduate on time, she has earned a degree in computer science and went on to attend the prestigious University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.

Since 1887 we've changed the story of over 30,000 kids.

99.9% of the funds we need are provided by donors like you. Please donate now!

Donation Options

There are many ways to contribute to the wellbeing of the children we work with in Chicago. Please consider any of the options below to make a valuable contribution.  

Monthly Giving

Make a lasting impact. Become a monthly donor at any amount to support the growth and success of at-risk youth.

Memorial / Tribute Gifts

A memorial or tribute gift offers a thoughtful caring way to remember a loved one—while making a difference for at-risk youth.


Gift Planning

Mercy Home has gift planning services that provide benefits to you, beyond knowing that you've helped our kids succeed. Using our gift planning services will allow you to give without affecting your income, provide yourself added income, and protect your heirs. 

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