The Misericordia Young Professionals Council

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Providing vital fiscal support to Misericordia home.

About Misericordia 

Misericordia provides residential placement; employment opportunities; social, recreational, health and fitness programs; and an array of therapies for 600 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Misericordia's 31-acre campus is located on the north side of Chicago in Rogers Park. Ten CILA, or Community Integrated Living Arrangement, group homes in the surrounding neighborhood are also part of the Misericordia family. 

Misericordia encourages family and community involvement in the lives of the residents with volunteers providing crucial support for programs and events. 

Misericordia is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that must raise $17 million yearly for program costs not covered by the government. 

The Misericordia Hearts & Flour Bakery, The Greenhouse Inn Restaurant, and the Heartstrings Gift Shop all provide job opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. 

About the MYPC

The MYPC was created to cooperate with and assist Misericordia’s Board of Directors in achieving the mission of the organization. 

We work to increase the awareness of Misericordia, specifically to spread its mission to the young professional population. 

All profits of the MYPC go towards the $17 million needed to be fundraised yearly in order for Misericordia to continue to provide high quality care for its residents. 

In our inaugural year as a council we raised $100,000 to benefit the residents of Misericordia. 

Networking between members and as well as with highly esteemed guest speakers is encouraged at our bi-monthly meetings. 

The MYPC also organizes events for both members and Misericordia residents to engage with each other. Our signature event is the Red Heart Bash, which takes place in the fall at the Wintrust Building in downtown Chicago.

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