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Our Mission:
Celebrate life and serve with joy


Franciscan Ministries, sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago, is a nonprofit Catholic organization. Over the years, we have remained committed to the vision of our foundress, Mother Mary Theresa Dudzik, and dedicate ourselves to helping people of all faiths celebrate life and serve with joy.

For more than a century, we have cared for generations of families. We own and operate premier senior living communities that offer a spectrum of housing and care options. We also offer community-based services including home care and child care. Our charitable programs include a domestic violence shelter and provide educational support for students attending an all-girls Catholic high school.

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Our Community Locations

A legacy of commitment to seniors

From vibrant independent living to high-quality long-term care, browse our communities to find the right option for you or your loved one.

Short-term Patient

“Everyone was so nice. Encouraging & helpful. The physical & Occupational therapists did not overwork you. They let you stop when your body tells you to stop. They moved along nicely with a regimen and wanted to help you get to your goal- to go home!”

Tom G., resident of Franciscan Communities

"I came here hoping to find a place to work on my art. There was a space across from my apartment they had converted into a studio for me the other residents. I feel that I'm able to continue painting and I spend about three hours every day doing it."

Kaye P., resident of Franciscan Communities for 10 years

“The staff are more like friends and family than employees and they are always there to help. I also like that the activities are geared to all levels of participation and skill so everyone can participate.”