who we are

The Ministries Foundation raises funds to support the ministries started by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ). The CSJs are a group of women religious who strive to foster the common good through advocacy, social justice, education, healthcare, social service, and spirituality. Today that means walking with the immigrant, caring for the medically uninsured, mentoring young women, working for justice, and providing community and opportunity for spiritual seekers. The Sisters of St. Joseph ask us to partner with them with our time, talent, and financial resources to help carry out the vision to future generations.

The Ministries Foundation supports the four core programs started by the Sisters: St. Mary' Health Clinics, Learning In Style School, Sarah's... an Oasis for Women, and the St. Joseph Worker Program, among others. Through events, fundraising campaigns, grant writing, donor development, and marketing, the Ministries Foundation ensures that the Sisters' mission of "loving God & the dear neighbor without distinction" is protected into the future.

Read more about the ministries we support by visiting the Ministries Page.

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Provides necessary and accessible healthcare free to low-income, uninsured individuals - including preventive and primary medical care, laboratory analysis, specialists, radiology and prescription medications.

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Gives immigrant women a place to heal from trauma and the opportunity to continue vibrant, meaningful lives with networks of peace and friendship. Sarah's mission is to support women in healing and gaining self-sufficiency.

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Teaches adult immigrants and refugees English, math, computer technology, and citizenship preparedness. Teachers emphasize building literacy and understanding of civics in a supportive and respectful environment. 

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Empowers young women committed to social change with the real-life experience, spirituality, and guidance required to successfully respond to the needs of the times. The program amplifies and exemplifies the vision of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

A place for seekers of all faiths to explore the spiritual dimensions of contemporary life. Through resources and programming, Wisdom Ways supports movement into meaningful and impactful action to advance personal and communal well-being.

Promotes education, advocacy, and action for systemic change rooted in the belief that justice requires dedication from the whole community and each individual. 

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