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.