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Misericordia Heart of MercyMisericordia Heart of Mercy
"The Mission of Misericordia/Heart of Mercy is to support individuals with developmental disabilities in maximizing their level of independence and self-determination within an environment that fosters spirituality, dignity, respect and enhancement o... Read more
"The Mission of Misericordia/Heart of Mercy is to support individuals with developmental disabilities in maximizing their level of independence and self-determination within an environment that fosters spirituality, dignity, respect and enhancement of quality of life. We promote development of natural family and community support, community awareness, education and advocacy."
Misericordia offers a community of care that maximizes potential for persons with mild to profound developmental disabilities, many of whom are also physically challenged. By serving society’s most vulnerable citizens, Misericordia also serves the families who want the best for them, yet cannot provide it at home.
Misericordia provides a continuum of care to meet their diverse needs and aspires for each individual to live as independently as possible in the highest level of community integration feasible.
by Theresa R. from Chicago, IL
(Administrator for this Organization)(2013-04-04 07:53:40.0)
Misericordia is one of the most wonderful places in the world. Having an 8 year background working with people that have developmental disabilities, I can honestly say nothing compares. The staff and facilities are immaculate. The residents love Misericordia and truly call it home. Misericordia also provides amazing programs and services for its residents such as employment and vocational services. Anyone would be lucky to have an opportunity to volunteer, and help support and advocate for Misericordia.--Patricia Fehr