Founded in 1954,

St. Leonard’s Ministries provides
comprehensive residential, case
management, and employment
services for those released from
prison without resources needed
to rebuild their lives. Recidivism
rates for former residents are
impressive — only 20%, while
the state average exceeds 50%.

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Finding Freedom, a coffee table book of original poetry by residents of St. Leonard’s Ministries, is not available for purchase. The work, described as “raw, honest, and haunting” by Esquire magazine was also featured in the Huffington Post as well as in the Italian newspaper La Republica.

The book is available for the purchase price of $85.00. To purchase the book, or for more information, please contact: Rev. Annie González, Director of Operations 312/738-1414 (x/11) or