Where We Serve – Outreach

Global Partners – Running Waters, Inc.
Elm Grove, Wisconsin

Global Partners – Running Waters, Inc. is a nonprofit organization established to build relationships through collaboration on water, food and health projects in Latin America. Global Partners – Running Waters, Inc. strives to identify and obtain funding for water and other projects in Central and South America. The Global Partners – Running Waters partnership with the School Sisters of Notre Dame began in about 2000 as a strategic plan to aid development in Latin America. Visit the Global Partners – Running Waters, Inc. website.

Comunidad Enlaces de Esperanza
​Douglas, Arizona

An SSND community on the United States-Mexico border serves as volunteers and a collaborative presence to a variety of organizations that reach out to migrants in the sister-city of Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico, and support humanitarian aid efforts in the Arizona desert. The sisters offer hospitality and an educational experience for those who wish to learn about the issues of immigration as they relate to the border. Learn more about the activities at the border here.

Notre Dame Children Outreach
Homa Bay, Kenya

Notre Dame Children Outreach is a supported ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame providing education, food security, psycho-social support, and character formation for needy and vulnerable children. Visit the Notre Dame Children Outreach Facebook page here.

Sarah’s Place
Sandy Hook, Kentucky

Established in 1996, Sarah’s Place is a center for opportunity located in the heart of the Northeastern Appalachian region of Kentucky. Community programs include: Circle of Hope Addictions Support Program, emergency services including basic need and legal resources and a Child Development Center providing an infant care program, preschool and after school/summer programs. Visit the Sarah’s Place website to learn more.

Whole Health Outreach
Ellington, Missouri

Whole Health Outreach (WHO) provides community health services to a five county area in South Central Missouri. Services provided include the Casa Guadalupe Domestic Violence Shelter where women and child victims of domestic and sexual violence can receive assistance in a safe and compassionate environment. In addition, WHO offers preventative health care and health education for older adults and assistance for families facing a health crisis. Click here to learn more about WHO.

Whole Kid Outreach
Ellington, Missouri

Established in 1999, the Whole Kid Outreach (WKO) provides programs and services for pregnant mothers, children and families to address the many influences that place children at risk in isolated, rural, low-income areas.  WKO programs include home visits by registered nurses and outreach specialists and programs for kids and families such as summer day camp and Mom’s day out. Learn more about how WKO works to delelop the “whole” child here.

Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry (CESRM)
Mankato, Minnesota

Located on the School Sisters of Notre Dame Good Counsel campus, the Center for Earth Spirituality and Rural Ministry is a supported ministry  of SSND that promotes the care of the Earth, agricultural stewardship and sustainability of the rural community. It is also home to a 2-acre organic community garden. Learn more about CESRM here or follow them on Facebook.

Lil’ Farm
Cambridge, Minnesota

Lil’ Farm is a licensed foster care facility located on a small farm in East Central Minnesota. Here, children from newborns to teenagers find a safe and comforting temporary home amidst wide open spaces, fresh air and farm animals galore. Learn more about Lil’ Farm here.