Our Mission:

Ignatia Foundation exists solely to fund Ignatia House.

Ignatia Foundation is a not for profit, tax exempt corporation registered

with the State of Illinois as a charitable organization.

The Foundation is run by a volunteer Board of Directors.

A House Manager is the Foundation's only paid employee.

Ignatia House operates primarily as the result of contributions

made by individuals and corporations.

The program fee's collected from the residents does not generate any form of profit.

The Foundation generates contributions through ongoing fundraisers such as

the annual dinner dance/silent auction, spa day, picnic, and spaghetti dinner.

Donations of goods and services are accepted from individuals and businesses in the community.

For more information, call Ignatia House 773-604-4644.


Our Namesake:

 Ignatia House was named for Sister Mary Ignatia, who established an alcoholic ward at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1952. Sister Ignatia believed that hospital treatment for alcoholism was just as important as treatment for a physical injury. Along with the early recovering Founders, she emphasized the spiritual solution for alcoholics in her care. Through her work at St. Vincent's, Sister Ignatia became nationally known for her treatment and rehabilitation of people with drinking problems. This work continues in her name, since 1974, Ignatia House has provided transitional sober living for more than 1,000 women working to recover from alcoholism/drug addiction. Hundreds of women credit Sister Mary Ignatia for their return to families and society.