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Formerly St. Martin de Porres House of Hope - A Supportive Community for Women in Recovery Since 1983
Jackie Edens has devoted her career to helping Chicago’s homeless and disadvantaged. She started working for the city as a Mobile Crisis Intervention Worker in 1975, when the city relied exclusively on nonprofit organizations to aid the homeless. The police department assigned her to work on social service-related cases. Jackie met Sr. Connie in her […]
Carol Cronin’s family foundation has been supporting St. Martin de Porres House of Hope for more than 20 years. “My sister Hannah first heard Sister Connie speak to a group of women in Northbrook about 1985. She made a contribution and still has the thank you note signed by Sister Therese. When our family started a […]
Gloria Gleave started her career as a computer programmer in the early 1970s and ended it as a certified Project Manager. In the late 1980s, she met Sister Connie Driscoll at a Women in Management event in Chicago. She was impressed with the work St Martin de Porres House of Hope was doing in Woodlawn. In 1995, […]
Father Tom grew up in the Marquette Park area on Chicago’s South Side, a graduate of St. Rita of Cascia High School. Ordained in the Augustinian Order, he returned to St. Rita, where he worked first as school chaplain, then as president, president/principal and finally as chairman of the board. “I couldn’t imagine 21 happier […]
There I was, in my mid-20s, living in the attic of a homeless shelter with 60 women and about 70 of their children,” John Driscoll says with a smile. Today John is senior vice president in charge of recovery services with Hazelden Betty Ford, overseeing a staff of 900 and 17 treatment centers nationwide that […]