Lazarus House is a year-round emergency homeless shelter and transitional living facility for men, women, and children.  The facility is located in St. Charles at 214 Walnut St. in downtown St. Charles.  St. Patrick volunteers are involved 2-3 times a month on Thursday evenings, providing the evening meal or assisting the staff overnight.  Each volunteer serves 1-3 times per year (or more if they wish).  This ministry provides a great way to put our Christian faith into practice.  If you would like more information on this ministry, please contact:

Becky at 630-584-4836 or to help as an overnight volunteer or

Celeste @ to help with evening meals

Something to look forward to…

Lazarus House Great Western Freedom 4 Charity Run/Walk on July 4, 2020 — Registration Open

Registration is now open for runners and walkers to participate in the 2020 July 4th Run/Walk at LeRoy Oakes
Forest Preserve in St. Charles. 
In 2019, nearly 300 patriotic participants started their holiday running or walking to help their neighbors in need. All proceeds benefit Lazarus House, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit Emergency Shelter, Center for Transitional Living, & Homeless Prevention Program for men, women, and children who are homeless or in crisis from Batavia, Geneva,
St. Charles, or western rural Kane County.


or by calling Barb at 630-587-2144.

As many of you know, I am fairly new to the role of Executive Director at Lazarus House.  My singular most celebration in this position is the support from our community.  For years, St. Patrick’s Parish as generously given and served the guests that we get to support here.  We know this is their home for a season and our prayer is that they feel the love of Jesus in this house.  You are constantly making that happen through monetary donation and the amazing food nourishment that you bring several times a month.  Thank you will never be enough and we are blessed by the collective heart of your parish.  Thank you for being God’s hands and feet in this ministry.  Stop by any time!  I would love to show you all of the new things happening at Lazarus House!

In love and grace,

Leanne Deister-Goodwin, Executive Director, Lazarus House