Misericordia offers a community of care that maximizes potential for more than 600 children and adults from diverse racial, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. All of the residents have developmental disabilities, and many are also physically challenged. Twenty percent of their residents either come from poverty families or have no families and are wards of the State. Misericordia is operated by the Sisters of Mercy in Chicago. The Director, Sister Rosemary Connelly, was the 2012 CDA Catholic Woman of the Year.