Community Benefit Services
Franciscan Community Benefit Services include the following:
The Madonna Foundation is focused on increasing access to Catholic high schools for young urban women on Chicago's north side. These young women come from families who are experiencing economic difficulties.
The Madonna Foundation provides scholarships, tutoring, funds for
diagnostic testing and academic remediation, and other social and
psychological services for these women.
Did you know that there is a strong connection between academic
achievement and psychological maturation of young women, particularly
in the development
of self-esteem? The Madonna Foundation and the Franciscan Sisters
of Chicago understand this connection and are long-time sponsors
of Catholic schools. They both understand that Catholic schools
serve as effective environments for these young women.
St. Jude House
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Did you know that nearly one-third (31%) of American women report being abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives?
Those impacted by this violence have to go through every day with
fear, disbelief, sorrow, agony and pain.
Many victims have turned to St. Jude House in Crown Point, Indiana.
Since 1995, St. Jude House has been a safe emergency shelter and
provider of services for victims, and their children, of domestic
violence. St. Jude House is committed to offering love and
hope in a healing and caring environment to each person that seeks
shelter and/or services.
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Addolorata Villa Foundation
Over the years, the Addolorata Villa Foundation has provided the
means to support a number of programs and services. The Foundation's
purpose is to serve the Addolorata Villa community by raising funds
health education, rehabilitation services, senior community health
education and to enhance buildings and equipment.
The following all received support from the Addolorata Villa Foundation:
- The Our Lady of Joy Meditation Room.
- The Addolorata Villa Continuing Care Fund for residents in need
- The Annual Villa Fest.
- Senior Wellness.
- Associate Appreciation Fund.
- Assisted Living Center.
- Garden of Names.
- Ambassador Program.
- Friends of the Villa Auxiliary.