Saint Leonard’s House
Saint Leonard’s House provides interim housing and supportive services for formerly incarcerated men returning to the community from Illinois prisons. Residents are as broadly diverse as the neighborhoods from which they come. Program participants come to Saint Leonard’s House to find a safe environment in which they can develop skills to rebuild their lives and reshape their futures.
Saint Leonard’s House, which opened its doors in 1954, currently occupies two buildings, located at 2100 and 2110 W. Warren Blvd on Chicago’s Near West Side. Twenty-five residents are housed in one building and fifteen in the other. Residents’ rooms range from six-person occupancy to single-resident rooms. On-site amenities in the buildings include a library, a chapel, recreation rooms, a weight room, and a laundry room with free washers and dryers. Three meals a day are served in the Saint Leonard’s House dining room. Special events, holiday activities, and large group gatherings are also held in the dining room.
Psychological counseling; group activities through Adler Community Health Services
Programs to promote the development of life skills
Physical health care services provided by RUSH
Substance Use Counseling provided by Healthcare Alternative Systems
Assistance in connecting with community supportive services
Housing placement assistance (transitional and permanent)
Education and employment services
Where We Help
Program Services and Case Management staff members are professionally and personally equipped to serve residents’ needs. Staff members receive ongoing professional development training and education from Adler Community Health Services, as well as from a host of guest instructors. Additionally, substance use services are provided by Healthcare Alternative Systems. Each resident of Saint Leonard’s House is assigned a Case Manager who facilitates the resident’s access to programs and services. Resident Coordinators supervise the living environment around the clock.
“One word that describes my Saint Leonard’s experience is love. Unconditional love and acceptance.“
– Lawrence, Saint Leonard’s House Alum
How We Work
From renewing the body and nurturing the mind to reviving the spirit, our programs and services guide men and women through the necessary steps to transform their lives for the better. Time spent in Saint Leonard’s programming often leads to healing, reconciliation with family, and renewed hope for the future. Once again, empowering men to lead whole and productive lives!