Jeanne d’Arc Residence

About Us

Jeanne d'Arc Residence was founded and incorporated in 1896 by Reverend Theophile Wucher as a temporary home for French girls who were separated from their families. In 1897 it was decided to place the home under the direction of a religious community, and in 1898 the Congregation of Divine Providence accepted stewardship of this ministry to women. The first building of Jeanne d’ Arc could lodge only twelve young women. In 1911 a beautiful and spacious house was built which can receive many boarders. Approximately 140 women now reside at Jeanne d’Arc Residence. These women represent all countries, cultures and religions. Throughout the past 100 years, thousands of women have found a “home away from home” at Jeanne d’Arc Residence.

Jeanne d'Arc Residence, 253 West 24th Street, New York, New York 10011, is operated by the Congregation of Divine Providence of Kentucky as a not for profit, private and temporary residence for women who are seeking to improve their lives by working or attending school in New York City.

Mission Statement

Rooted in the charism of the Sisters of Divine Providence of Kentucky, Jeanne d’Arc Residence provides safe, affordable temporary housing in a Christian and supportive environment in New York City for women furthering their education or career.”

Vision Statement

“The Ministry of Jeanne d’Arc Residence is guided by…

… the belief that the Providence of God is to be found in every encounter.

… a spirit of hospitality in a welcoming, caring, and respectful environment.

… a firm belief in the dignity of and respect for the unique value of each resident, staff, and guest.

… the ongoing discernment of the signs of the times.”