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, helping with food and assistance to the staff. Each volunteer serves once every other month or so. 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 at


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