In the early 1980s, Mother Mary Margaret, OSA Chicago, desired to establish a recovery center because of the high rate of drug and alcohol addiction prevalent among young people in Chicago. Due to funding challenges, the plan for a center did not materialize at that time. Now, almost 40 years later, after prayer and preserverance, the Order of St. Anne Chicago established a home for women recovering from drugs and alcohol. By the grace of God, St. Anne’s Home is now a reality and is ready to provide service to the community. Mother Judith Mandrath, the Superior of OSA Chicago, remained dedicated to the vision conceptualized in the 1980s, and with the generous support of the late Reverend Frank C. Alderson, Mr. & Mrs. Emil, and Irene Malick; St. Anne’s Home became a reality in 2017.