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Greetings from the MFA Chairs

2 DAYS AGO  |  Laurie and Bill McCarthy
Greetings from the MFA Chairs

Greetings from the MFA Chairs 

In a year marked by unprecedented events and drastic interruptions to daily routines, we continue to be struck by the resilience, creativity, perseverance, and generosity of our Misericordia community. Not only does the staff continue to show up for their shifts during severe snowstorms – our windows today look out on snow flying up, down, backwards and sideways – but their presence is more than just showing up. They continuously bring their dedication, creativ...

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"Misericordia residents are bursting with Creativity" 

15 DAYS AGO  |  Linda Buchalo

"Misericordia residents are bursting with Creativity"  

An important part of the Community Day Services program, the Misericordia art department offers residents the chance to explore various forms of art. If you’ve attended the Artist in All event at the Art Institute, you know that Misericordia residents are bursting with creativity and that the staff in the art department have a knack for bringing out that talent.

This is a behind-the-scenes look at the art department, which occupies six ma...

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Meet the New CILA Director

1 MONTHS AGO  |  Kathryn Moery
Meet the New CILA Director

Meet the New CILA Director

Last August, Misericordia welcomed Katie Peterson as the director of the fourteen CILA homes located in Chicago and neighboring suburbs. What you may not know is that Katie has grown up with Misericordia. Misericordia runs in her family. Her husband, Evan is the QIDP at Shannon. They, along with their two young children, George and Joanna, lived at the Eisenberg home for three years. Her son was born on Family Fest day in 2016 and baby Joanna’s first home was Eisenberg....

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Annual Misericordia Sibling Meeting Virtual 2021

2 DAYS AGO  |  Lois Gates

Annual Misericordia Sibling Meeting Virtual 2021

Dear SIBs,

Thank you for tuning in to our video presentation for our Annual Sibling Meeting yesterday. In case you missed it, below are the important links for this year:

1.) Donate for your Annual Sibling Donation    Click here     (Please designate your gift to "Sibling Organization")

2.) Candy Days 2021 Giving Page Set Up Instructions    Click here

3.) The Artist in All - Changing Colors 2020 Summary Report    Click h...

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MFA Bylaws

15 DAYS AGO  |  Laurie and Bill McCarthy

MFA Bylaws

After reviewing the current MFA Bylaws, the Bylaws committee has made a few recommended changes. In addition to stylistically reformatting the document, the two most significant changes are:

1. Expanded financial controls designed to ensure that the MFA financial processing and record keeping are fully transparent and at the highest standards of not-for-profit organizations. 

2. Specific approval of online meetings and elections.

The revised draft Bylaws document is located on the&nb...

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Together for Choice - Act Now!

15 DAYS AGO  |  Geana Connelly

Together for Choice - Act Now! 

Act now to protect employment opportunities for our loved ones with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities! 

IT WILL ONLY TAKE YOU A MINUTE  

Congress is currently considering a bill that will phase out Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  This provision has been in existence for over 80 years and has promoted employment of individuals with significant intellectual disabilities.  The phase out of Section 14(c) will ...

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