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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Ways to Make a Difference at St. Leonard’s

Share your time:

  • Be a mentor and provide a support network to a resident.
  • Be a tutor and teach new skills in math, literacy, resume building/writing, computers/internet, or finance/budgeting.
  • Share your special skill as a plumber, electrician, gardener, carpenter, cosmetologist, etc.
  • Use your expertize by assisting with graphic design, photography, writing, social media, blogging, outreach, office support, event planning, fundraising or share your unique talent.
  • Assist with special projects in the office.

Support residents in need:

  • Coordinate a special drive to collect necessities for residents including personal care products, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • Make “care boxes” for our residents moving from St. Leonard’s into their own homes.
  • Provide a meal for our residents.
  • Donate a new item from our Amazon wish list, donate a gift card or support the Holiday Gift Program.

Spread the word:

  • Invite St. Leonard’s to speak at your faith community or community organization.
  • Become a fan of St. Leonard’s on Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Join our volunteer network and share the ongoing work of St. Leonard’s.
  • Build our network by telling friends and family about St. Leonard’s and invite them to take a tour.
  • Share your passion by speaking about St. Leonard’s at community events, organizations, workplaces and within your networks.

Provide support:

  • Attend a St. Leonard’s event including the Annual Picnic, Gala, or other activities.
  • Make an annual financial donation.
  • Host a fundraising event with the proceeds benefiting St. Leonard’s.
  • Share your time and talent by joining a committee.
  • Designate St. Leonard’s as your charity at Amazon Smile and they will donate .05% of qualifying purchases.
  • Leverage the matching gift program at your or your significant other’s workplace.


Make a charitable donation to support the men and women who participate in programming.

Volunteer your time with a group or as an individual.

To learn more about ways to make a difference and additional opportunities contact: Gloria Riley, Development Volunteer Coordinator: ~ 312.894.7981