Providence in the Desert volunteer Brandon Lambert works with two women on English skills at St. Anthony Trailer Park.

A volunteer teacher for Providence in the Desert works with two women on English language skills at St. Anthony Trailer Park in Mecca, California.

Guerin Outreach Ministries, Inc., a sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, provides educational programs and family services to people in need through its ministries — Providence Family Services and Providence in the Desert.

These ministries provide a variety of services: English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, GED classes, citizenship classes, music classes, computer literacy classes, after-school homework help and a safe place for children, and bilingual counseling. They support children, individuals, and families in Chicago’s Humboldt Park area and in California’s Coachella Valley.

Established at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, in June of 2008, Guerin Outreach Ministries (GOM) enables its ministry divisions to share financial, human resources, public relations and marketing services in order to save costs and support fundraising efforts. Sisters of Providence and other staff members and volunteers minister in Guerin Outreach Ministries’ programs, serving as directors, program coordinators, teachers, tutors and volunteers.

Guerin Outreach Ministries’ corporate offices are located at 1 Sisters of Providence Road at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, 47876. For more information, contact Sister Mary Tomlinson, SP, at 708-905-5110 or