Our Philosophy

As Little Sisters of the Poor we care for the elderly poor in the spirit of humble service we have received from our Foundress, Saint Jeanne Jugan. We welcome the elderly as we would Jesus Christ himself and serve them with love and respect until God calls them home.

  • We welcome low-income elderly of at least 65 years of age regardless of race, national origin, religion or gender.
  • The presence of the Little Sisters themselves extends a quality of compassion and caring attendance to our Residents. We accomplish our work throughout the home with cordiality and humility, share Residents’ concerns, and visit with them regularly.
  • We strive to provide the best possible level of medical care and attend to our Residents’ individual, emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
  • We encourage an active lifestyle through meaningful activities, a lively pastoral program and opportunities for volunteering.
  • We adhere to all the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, especially those concerning the sanctity of human life.
  • We reject all forms of euthanasia and assisted suicide and protect our Residents from these practices, as well as from all forms of abuse and neglect.
  • We maintain a prayerful and attentive presence with our Residents who are dying. The elderly derive strength and peace from this assurance.
  • We embrace our dedicated staff members, volunteers and benefactors who exemplify  the mission of Saint Jeanne Jugan and the Little Sisters.

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