Since 1873, the Little Sisters of the Poor have cared for thousands of elderly persons with minimal financial resources in central Indiana, regardless of religion or ethnic origin. Today, eight Little Sisters of the Poor work with approximately 100 staff members, lay Jeanne Jugan Associates, devoted members of our St. Augustine’s Ladies Guild and hundreds of volunteers to provide a loving home for 75 elderly Residents, in independent living apartments, assisted living units, or in skilled nursing care. The Little Sisters operate St. Augustine as a true home, rather than an institution, so that Residents may live in an atmosphere of peace, happiness, and security for their remaining years.
The Little Sisters of the Poor must raise close to $3 Million to operate St. Augustine Home each year from donations, and meeting the needs of our Residents is a 24-hour a day responsibility. In the tradition of our Foundress, St. Jeanne Jugan, we beg for the needs of our elderly Residents and trust daily in God’s Providence.
While the Sisters have no fixed source of income and must depend daily on the generosity of others for the funds necessary to manage the home, the atmosphere at St. Augustine Home is calm, warm, and serene. Each Sister, volunteer, employee, and donor contributes time, talent, and treasure out of genuine respect and concern for the elderly.
For 149 years, the kindness of donors like you has enabled us to offer a home and quality care to thousands of elderly in Indiana. We are deeply grateful, and we pray daily for all those who assist us in our mission.
~ Your Grateful Little Sisters of the Poor