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Support The Well

Empower change, support a cause, and make a difference with us.

At The Well of Mercy, we are dedicated to empowering single mothers by providing essential support and resources. Your support can make a world of difference in their lives. Here are some impactful ways you can become part of our team and contribute to our mission of compassion and empowerment for single mothers.  Your donation is tax-deductible.


Become a Guardian of the Well

The Guardians of The Well is our monthly giving society for those dedicated to supporting our mission.  Recurring donors play a vital role in helping create a safe environment for families in need as we strive to expand and help more parents and children when they need it most.


If The Well is your cause of choice and you'd like to make a difference on an ongoing basis consider becoming a monthly donor. Your contribution each month will help us keep the lights on and continue supporting single parents in need.

Monthly donations can be made in any recurring amount so you can set a budget-friendly amount that over time will add up to a donation greater than you are able to give at any one time.

This is the best way to partner alongside our steady growth on our mission to help more single parents and their young children break the cycle of poverty and create a better future.


Guardian Perks To Show Our Appreciation

  • Seasonal updates on all the Good News at The Well

  • Special Invitations to local Chicago events and fundraisers

  • Personalized Thank You notes

Set your recurring gifts to any amount that works for you. Big or small, the impact it will make on numerous lives is priceless.


Corporate Sponsorship

Becoming a corporate sponsor of The Well is a smart way to align your brand with a respected organization and showcase your commitment to community engagement and social responsibility. Your support will directly contribute to The Well's mission of empowering single mothers to break cycles of poverty, making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve. Your sponsorship will help provide essential resources, education, and support to single mothers, enabling them to create a better future for themselves and their families.

If your company has a reputation of supporting organizations that put issues related to women, diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of its mission, the Well of Mercy's mission aligns well with your company's philanthropic commitment.If you agree that the Well’s mission and values align well with your philanthropic mission, please contact Keith McCormick, the Well of Mercy’s Director of Development at



We are excited to host a series of events aimed at supporting our mission to empower single mothers to break the cycles of poverty. Our events provide a platform for our community to come together and make a meaningful difference in the lives of these incredible women and their families. By participating in our events, you not only support a worthy cause but also contribute to creating a brighter future for single moms in need. Join us in making a positive impact and helping The Well continue their vital work in our community.



The community is a vital part of The Well’s mission to provide a safe home where parents and children can find safety, heal, and thrive. A community in service is an impactful experience for all involved. 

Fostering a safe environment for children and supporting parents at the hardest time of their lives is deeply fulfilling. Through the dedicated work of staff and volunteers, The Well offers parents shelter, educational opportunities, emotional support, and spiritual guidance to build a poverty-free future for their families.

Volunteer Opportunities & Services Needed

  • Office work, such as thank you notes & donation receipts

  • Fundraising

  • Events

  • Childcare, which can include baby cuddling

  • Resident Mentor

  • Resident Tutor

  • Children's Tutor

  • Organize donations

  • Teach a class (art, self-defense, yoga, culinary, etc.)

  • Baby care, birthing, lactation, or nursing classes

  • House maintenance and minor repairs

  • Driver to transport clients

Steps To Getting Started As A Volunteer or Mentor

  • Understand expectations and requirements

  • Identify which volunteer opportunities best fit your ability to serve

  • Contact us to discuss unique volunteer options

  • Submit application here 

Second Hand Shop

2nd Chance Resale Shop

We are thrilled to announce that the 2nd Chance Resale Store will be opening soon! By supporting our store, you'll be contributing to breaking the cycle of poverty and violence for the families we serve and helping us expand our services to reach even more families in need. The store will also provide great employment and vocational training opportunities for our resident moms.

Join our email list to be the first to receive exciting news and updates about the grand opening of the Resale Store. Every purchase you make will help us provide crucial support to single mothers and children in overcoming poverty and abuse. Thank you for joining us in this important mission!


In-Kind Support

By supporting The Well and our families with the essentials they need the most, you can make a significant difference in their lives. We are continuously in need of a variety of items to ensure that these families have access to vital resources and support during challenging times. To make it easier for you to contribute, we have created an Amazon wish list where you can find the specific items that would greatly benefit our community. Your contribution, no matter the size, will help us continue our mission of providing for those in need.

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