Service sites

Professional experience as a SJW is a transformative part of the program. Each SJW is matched to serve in an area of a nonprofit organization that is related to the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood. Current service opportunities are described below. Service site options are not limited to listed sites and are subject to change. For additional information, follow the links.

Service Site for 2019-20

Direct Service, Community Outreach and Advocacy

Providence House

A faith-based, woman-focused agency headquartered in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community of Brooklyn, Providence House is built around the use of a unique mentoring model at smaller, congregate transitional housing facilities scattered throughout New York City. Opportunities case management and other advocacy work.

Hour Children

Located in Long Island City, Hour Children’s is focused on helping incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent, and secure lives. To accomplish this, Hour Children provides compassionate and comprehensive services and encourages all to live and interact with dignity and respect.


The Mary Louis Academy

The Mary Louis Academy located in Jamaica Estates, N.Y. is a Catholic college preparatory school for young women sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, N.Y. In an atmosphere that fosters academic excellence and respect, they empower young women to realize and value their own unique gifts – intellectual, social and spiritual – and to use their gifts as leaders in creating a just society.

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy

St. Michael’s Catholic Academy located in Downtown Flushing is enriched by and reflects the cultural diversity of its neighborhood. The total program of SMCA, preschool through grade eight is designed to promote each student’s intellectual and spiritual growth grounded in a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ. Honoring each child’s individual needs, the Academy motivates the student to achieve his/her potential in an atmosphere conducive to academic excellence, holistic growth and social responsibility.

SMCA is the only school in New York State that has a dual language program as part of their curriculum.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy

Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy located in Jamaica Estates, is parochial co-educational school, which seeks to provide a quality education for its students. The school assists their students in growing in all aspects of their whole being, i.e. the physical, intellectual, moral, social, emotional, and spiritual.

Global Concerns

Congregations of St. Joseph:

The United Nations was established to be a center for maintaining peace, developing friendly relations among nations and achieving international cooperation. Recognizing that the mission of the Congregations of St. Joseph, that of creating bonds of unity, aligns with that of the UN, the work is to promote the UN agenda in its struggle to create a more just and sustainable society and to bring the wisdom of the grassroots groups that are represented to bear on UN debate, policy and decisions.

Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation Office

The Sisters of St. Joseph, Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) focuses on New York City organizing in line with the Mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph and Catholic Social Teaching. This includes issues related to immigration, climate justice, food justice, police accountability, racism, women’s empowerment, economic inequality, etc. 

Health Care

Sacred Heart Living with Assistance Convent

Sacred Heart Convent located on the grounds of Sacred Heart Academy in Hempstead, provides the opportunity to serve the needs of sisters who have served in various ministries for many years.