State Representative Tony McCombie recently visited Misericordia, a not-for-profit developmental home for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities in Chicago.
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. On her tour of the nearly 37-acre Chicago campus, Rep. McCombie was able to see firsthand the wide spectrum of care and services the organization provides to the 600 residents.
Misericordia is operated by the Sisters of Mercy under the guidance of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, and receives support for operations from the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Department of Children and Family Services and the Illinois State Board of Education.
“Illinois is blessed to have Misericordia providing care to over 600 adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Rep. McCombie. “The grounds, staff and volunteers radiate love!”
McCombie said she was especially lucky to see beautiful artwork made by residents for their annual fundraiser with the Art Institute of Chicago.