Recovery is possible with SisterHouse.
SisterHouse is a faith-oriented community of women.

SisterHouse offers a temporary home to women seeking recovery from substance abuse, providing them with a secure environment of respect, order and peace. SisterHouse offers opportunities for growth in self-esteem and spiritual maturity while requiring accountability and responsibility. We help residents to achieve responsible independent living; empowering our women to participate constructively in society.
Place of Pride

We are proud of the work we do at SisterHouse. We know with God's help and the support of caring people we will continue to be and to do God's will.

SisterHouse opened its doors in 1982 in response to an expressed need for a short term home for women leaving prison. Established by Sister Anne Mayer, SSND, as part of the Institute for Women Today, it has evolved into a home for any woman needing shelter as she works her recovery program.

At SisterHouse we are together in a family environment that shares a commitment to excel in improving our lives in all dimensions.

Each new member is welcomed with genuine loving care that will continue to speak in word and deed as together we begin a new life.
“Tis the Season for Giving”

The holiday months can be particularly difficult on women. Many individuals seek the help of SisterHouse as a result of experiencing homelessness and substance abuse which generally increases by at least 10% during the holiday season. While no one can change the past, SisterHouse strives to help women rebuild their lives.

You can help make this holiday season a happier, more joyful time by donating much needed items on the SisterHouse Wish List.

Your gifts will help women, who have been devastated by their substance abuse, to experience a brighter holiday season and transition to a safer, more hopeful future with dignity, respect and with items they will need for a fresh start.

For gift ideas, please visit the 2017 Holiday Wish List.

Gifts should be NEW and UNWRAPPED and delivered to SisterHouse
851 N. Leamington Ave., Chicago, IL 60651 773.626.0525


Holiday Event TBD


SisterHouse is sponsored by the School Sisters of Notre Dame,
Atlantic-Midwest Province.

Contact Us

851 North Leamington Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651-2914
Phone: (773) 626-0525
Email SisterHouse
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