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Duchesne Fund: Projects We Support

  • ARISE (A Resource In Serving Equality) Support Center in Alamo, Texas
  • Assisi House, St. Louis, Missouri
  • St. Cecilia Catholic School and Academy in South St. Louis Tutor Program
  • (Right) Lauren Brownlee, RSCJ Associate, marching with the August 2018 farm worker March for Dignity with the National Farm Worker Ministry and others in Washington state along the Canadian border.
  • Ignatian Spirituality Project (ISP) Men's Retreat

Duchesne Fund: Project Spotlight

Mercy Conference and Retreat Center, St. Louis

The center hosted their first "Empowering Women in Holistic Self-care Retreat" that was made possible by the Duchesne Fund for Ministry. The women attending were women veterans of St. Louis. They wrote:

"We, the Women Veterans, want to thank you for providing this powerful and meaningful experience for us. We each have demons we battle, yet having this opportunity to work together, to grow, learn ourselves, and become empowered, in a safe environment without fear means more than words can describe!" – Women Veterans St.Louis

Projects we supported in 2018

ARISE (A Resource in Serving Equality) and MACC (Mexican American Catholic College)
Alamo, Texas and San Antonio, Texas
Project: PuenTec: Building an Educational Bridge and people bridge between MACC and ARISE via educational technology, focused meetings and visits

Assisi House
St. Louis, Missouri
Project: Expanding housing capacity and services provided to residents

Bethany House of Hospitality
Chicago, Illinois
Project: Offering housing and support services to young immigrant women as they journey to independence

Casa Esperana Project
Chicago, Illinois
Project: Economic Independence University

Catholic Academy of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Project: Integrating emotional learning into our Schools to Help Students Succeed

Cornelia Connelly Center
New York, New York
Project: Sprout Creek Capstone Field Trip

Duchesne House and Community Book Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
Project: Remembering and Celebrating: Intergenerational Tools and Practice for Documenting Family and Community History

Friends of Old St. Ferdinand Inc.
Florissant, Missouri
Project: Old St. Ferdinand's Education Program

Ignatian Spirituality Project – Boston
Boston, Massachussettes
Project: Spiritual retreats for men and women living on the margins

Josephinum Academy of the Sacred Heart
Chicago, Illinois
Project: Student Support Initiatives

Joseph's House and Shelter
Troy, New York
Project: Prison Re-Entry

La Posada Providencia
San Benito, Texas
Project: Client Self-Sufficiency Program

Living Wages Adult Education Program
Washington, DC
Project: Keys to Success

LSA Family Health Services
New York, New York
Project: Advocacy and Food Pantry

Marian Middle School
St. Louis, Missouri
Project: Enrichment Program

National Farm Worker Ministry
Raleigh, North Carolina
Project: Harvest of Justice

RDC Center for Counseling and Human Development
White Plains, New York
Project: Bilingual Mother Daughter Group

Southwest Chicago Homeless Services
Chicago, Illinois
Project: Serving the needs of homeless/housing insecure women and their children

St. Bernard Project, In. d/b/a/ SBP, Inc.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Project: Ms. Johnigan's Home

St. Elizabeth Elementary School
Oakland, California
Project: Garden of Learning – Program Restoration

St. Madeleine Sophie's Training Center (SMSC)
El Cajon, California
Project: An exercise Rehabilitation Scholarship Program for low-income individuals with physical and developmental disabilities

St. Louis Area Women Religious Collaborative Ministries
St. Louis, Missouri
Project: English Tutoring Project

St. Louis Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America (IFCLA)
St. Louis, Missouri
Project: Migration Justice: Sanctuary, Solidarity and Support

Students without Limits
San Diego, California
Project: Supporting Immigrant Youth in Crisis

Thensted Center
Grand Coteau, Louisiana
Empowering Seniors Program – Senior Volunteers
Project: Summer Renaissance Learning Program for Underserved Youth