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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St. Leonard’s Day

St. Leonard’s Day is a feast day dedicated to honoring St. Leonard of Noblac. In his lifetime, his prayers were credited with powerful miracles for the release of prisoners. The legacy of his work inspired St. Leonard’s Ministries founder, Father James Jones, who first opened his home to returning citizens and later established an organization that has supported second chances for more than 65 years.

Every day we witness real life transformations. The men and women that participate in St. Leonard’s programs receive a diverse array of services to aid their reentry journey. From food, clothing and shelter, cognitive behavioral therapy, substance use treatment, physical health assessments to education and employment training. Because of these services, participants leave our program with a new outlook on life, employment, and the confidence to succeed in community.

Your support helps make these successes possible. When you volunteer your time, or share your financial support, we are able to pay it forward to every person who walks through our doors seeking a second chance. But we know there are many more in need and we want to help change more lives! This is why we invite you to join us for our very first day of giving on Wednesday, November 6th. It is not just a day that we ask you to give, we will also pay your gift forward by becoming a greater community asset.

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

   Volunteer your time with a group or as an individual.

Open House
Michael Barlow Center, 1st floor
2120 W Warren Blvd.
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm


At the open house, attendees will learn about the programs offered by St. Leonard’s. Representatives from Culinary Arts, Volunteer Services, Road to Success, Construction Skills, Grace House, St. Leonard’s House, Computer Literacy, Financial Literacy, and Sister Jean Hughes, O.P. Adult High School completion program will be on site to answer questions.

Together we can be a powerful force of change in the lives of the men and women seeking second chances. YOU GIVE. WE GIVE.