We make a difference in lives of our residents


Misericordia is home to a very diverse population of residents. Our diversity encompasses a broad constituency of social economic factors ranging from wards of the State, extreme poverty families, broken homes, abandon children to very involved and supportive families.

While Misericordia is a Catholic based organization and part of the Archdiocese of Chicago, residents of all religious backgrounds are represented. Misericordia welcomes all backgrounds with open arms without regard to religion, ethnicity or social economic consideration. Our only goal is to be able to provide a loving environment that will serve our residents in the best way possible.

At any given time Misericordia provides exceptional care for 20% of our residents who receive no family support due to a variety of reasons. Since no support is available from their families, we must rely on others to enable us to fulfill our mission of providing a loving and caring home for them. The cost to Misericordia in serving this group of residents is over $5 Million per year. It represents a very significant percentage of our overall shortfall every year. Yet, we believe it is our mission to serve these individuals with the same services, dignity and respect as those with more supportive families.




Please support Misericordia’s Mission by making a donation.

Misericordia Mission Statement

The Mission of Misericordia is to provide a continuum of care and support for children and adults of all faiths and cultures who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. We provide the highest quality of care designed to meet each person’s changing needs and maximize his/her independence, self-determination, interpersonal relationships, and engagement in the community. The mission extends beyond the residents as we offer peace of mind to families. Through Catholic values and traditions, we strive to be a diverse and inclusive community of acceptance, respect, dignity, spirituality, and quality of life for us all.

Please note that funds raised by the Misericordia Foundation go directly to support Misericordia Home’s programs and services. The Misericordia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.