More than a century ago, in the fall of 1882, Irish-born Archbishop of Chicago Patrick A. Feehan dreamt of a plan to provide intellectual, spiritual, and emotional growth to the youth of the greater Chicago area. Archbishop Feehan founded Maryville Academy in the spirit of Catholic education, and promoted his ideas at the 1893 Worlds Fair. For the last 140 years, Maryville Academy has fulfilled Archbishop Feehan’s dream.
Under the motto “Caring for Children and Strengthening Families” Maryville Academy is committed to providing protection and guidance to disadvantaged children through a variety of outreach services and developmental programs designed to make children’s lives better, safer and more joyful. Maryville’s programs include residential, behavioral and mental health services, family support services, secondary and special education, and community development.
The McNabola Law Group has been a proud supporter of Maryville Academy over the last 30 years. Earlier this month, Mark and Eileen McNabola attended Light Up a Child’s Life, a fundraiser that supports Maryville Crisis Nursery, a program that provides free short-term care and assistance to families experiencing financial distress. The Nursery protects young children from abuse, neglect, or trauma in times of need.
Maryville is one of the oldest and most resilient of Chicago’s social service agencies, providing an environment for children and families to heal. One of Maryville’s hallmarks is its belief in the importance of allowing children to be children, providing opportunities to help them experience an enriching childhood including friendships, laughter and love.
From Left to Right: Maryville Director Sean Madden, Eileen Loftus, Maryville Manager of Special Events Tina Hock, Mark McNabola, and Eileen McNabola.
From Left to Right: Sean Madden, Joelle Madden, Mark McNabola, Eileen McNabola, Mark Carr, and Linda Carr.