St. Clare Campus – Guardian Angel Home

St. Clare Campus

1550 Plainfield Rd.
Joliet, IL 60435

Guardian Angel Home Building

Guardian Angel Home Building

All Joliet area residents are likely very familiar with the former Guardian Angel Home, a large building that sits atop a hill like a castle at the corner of Plainfield Road and Theodore Street in Joliet.

The facility, built by the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate in 1925 gave the Sisters a place to help and house orphaned, abused or troubled children for nearly 90 years. Because the home’s mission has always been to serve and assist young people, it seems fitting that the University of St. Francis purchased the building and now serves students in the Leach College of Nursing as well as other programs. The building has also created more office space for university ancillary offices.

LCON, which has been recognized nationally for its outstanding online programs, has seen great growth in enrollment over the past few years and this building, which opened to students in Fall 2017, is serving them well.  In part, this is due to the creation of new partnerships with area community colleges through the R.N. to BSN “fast track” program. However, mainly, the stellar, state-of-the-art facilities are attracting new students who will become tomorrow’s nurses.