We empower formerly incarcerated men and women to lead whole and productive lives.

Why Saint Leonard’s?

Because Saint Leonard’s Ministries has successfully kept people out of prisons since 1954! The recidivism rate in Illinois for is nearly 50% for men and 38% for women. Participants in Saint Leonard’s Ministries recidivism rate is slashed to an incredible 16% for men and 5% for women.

At Saint Leonard's, participants have access to the variety of services needed for successful reentry. Participants have access to safe housing, basic needs, life skills training, behavioral and physical health care, and workforce development training all on one campus. Saint Leonard's is proud that many staff members have experienced incarceration and share life experiences with those we serve, allowing deeper connection.

“Saint Leonard’s believed in me. They gave me a second chance."

— Marcus, Saint Leonard's House Alum