Mercy Home celebrates new housing community

September 29, 2013 2:15:49 PM PDT
Mercy Home for Boys and Girls is celebrating its new housing community in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood.

A ribbon cutting was held Sunday in the 6800 block of South Ridgeland.

The expansion was made possible by a donation of a multi-unit property.

It was remodeled to provide 20 safe and affordable apartments for former mercy home residents at risk of homelessness.

Residents will also have access to career, educational and counseling services.