Sister Therese’s Legacy Gala


Sister Therese’s Legacy Gala – September 29, 2016 

Sister Therese'e Legacy Gala

Through Sister Therese’s personal example of service to others and committed leadership, St. Martin de Porres House of Hope has transformed the lives of more than 4,000 women who were once homeless and addicted to drugs. St. Martin’s unwavering commitment to rebuilding the lives of women and their children is unparalleled.

Under Sister Therese’s leadership St. Martin de Porres House of Hope has grown from modest beginnings as a small homeless shelter to a thriving presence on Chicago’s Substance Abuse Recovery scene that specifically addresses the needs of female substance abusers and their children. 

Sister Therese and the staff she mentors continually deepen the substance abuse recovery program. She led the creation of an intensive coaching program for women with learning disabilities to give them additional instruction time to improve their comprehension of the 12 Steps of Alcohol and Narcotic Anonymous. 

When it became apparent that many women had a dual diagnosis in substance abuse and mental illness, she responded to their needs with increased behavior health services. At the same time, she has remained true to St. Martin de Porres House of Hope’s commitment to being a family environment that helps to rebuild the bond between mothers and their children that was lost because of drug addiction.

To honor Sister Therese’s commitment to female substance abuse recovery, we are excited to announce the establishment of the Sister Therese O’Sullivan Fund to support staff development. The purpose of the endowment is to generate funds to help St. Martin de Porres House of Hope continue to recruit and retain the very best staff offering professional development opportunities and competitive compensation packages. Please join the entire St. Martin de Porres House of Hope community in celebrating Sister Therese’s achievements and St. Martin’s bright future!

Sister Therese’s Legacy Gala – Thursday, September 29, 6:00 p.m.


@ The Grand Ballroom 
Enjoy an intimate and elegant dinner honoring Sister Therese’s dedication to substance abuse recovery and raising funds for the Sister Therese O’Sullivan Endowment Fund for Staff Support. Tickets are $100 per person.

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 Sister Therese’s Gift 


Life on Record Instructions:

We are creating a keepsake CD for Sister Therese O’Sullivan that has recorded messages from friends, family, donors and alumni as a celebration of Sister’s Legacy. You are someone special to Sister and she would love to hear your voice talking about a special time you shared together, a story about her that always makes you smile, or what you think makes Sister Therese uniquely special.

If you’d like more tips about what to say, please visit and click on the “CALLER TIPS” link towards the top right.


Here’s how to record your message:

1) Call LifeOnRecord, 1-800-606-0697 by September 23, 2016
2) When prompted, enter your Invitation Number: 16452
3) Record your message after the tone. When finished you can either hang up or press the # key. If you press the # key you’ll be given options to listen to your recording, accept your recording, or re-record it.

Remember when leaving your message that a congratulatory wish is nice, a warm sentiment is better and a meaningful story or shared memory will make the most impact.

Feel free to give this information to other people that know Sister Therese so that they can contribute to the keepsake as well. Callers outside of the US and Canada can reference this link for dialing instructions:

Thank you for helping to make this a wonderful gift for Sister’s Therese’s Legacy Gala.