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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Let’s Go to LETTIE!  Support formerly incarcerated women, residents of St. Leonard’s Ministries/Grace House, by attending a private performance of LETTIE, a world premiere play at Victory Gardens Theater, influenced by the women of Grace House, the women’s residential re-entry program of St. Leonard’s Ministries. Like the women of Grace House, Lettie is rebuilding her life and reuniting with her family following incarceration. The fundraiser will be held on Sunday, April 22 and all proceeds will benefit Grace House. Reception at 1:30, performance and panel discussion at 3 p.m. Purchase a ticket or ticket packages now–they WILL sell out! Tickets at https://slmlettie.brownpapertickets.com/Watch a video describing the special collaboration between Victory Gardens and Grace House.

Interested in volunteering? Fill out our interest/registration form and we’ll be in touch! Individual Volunteers / Register a Volunteer Group

“Each era in history is judged by how people were treated. A hundred years from now, is that how we want to be remembered as a society?” Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart spoke at St. Leonard’s on November 2, as the featured speaker for our Grace House Benefit Luncheon. Read the press release.  See the full video of his talk.

Curious about us? Watch “Portraits of Hope,” our latest video, featuring residents and staff of St. Leonard’s House and Grace House.

See St. Leonard’s Ministries featured in the Adrian Dominican video “Bringing HOPE.”

View our fiscal year 2017 Annual Report.