Providence in the Desert’s Sister Loretta teaches a group of students in Salton City, California.


Our Mission

Guerin Outreach Ministries (GOM) acts as an umbrella support ministry for Providence Family Services in Chicago, and Providence in the Desert in Coachella, California, two sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Providence.

GOM coordinates accounting, human resources, marketing and public relations and development services for our ministries.  We believe that our collective work is a direct expression of the SP mission, “to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy.”


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