The Jeanne d’Arc Residence is a non-profit organization located in Manhattan, within the Archdiocese of New York. It is a charitable ministry of the Congregation of Divine Providence of Kentucky to care for the welfare of young women of limited means who come to New York City seeking to improve their lives. Its purpose is to care for the spiritual and temporal needs of women.
The 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.
Throughout the past 120 years, thousands of women have found a “home away from home” at Jeanne d’Arc Residence.
Approximately 140 women from all cultures and religions live at the residence.