The Quinn Center of St. Eulalia is the principal social outreach ministry of Saint Eulalia Parish that was founded in 2010 to address social justice concerns and outreach to a diverse Proviso community. Named after Msgr. William Quinn, a former pastor of St. Eulalia, the Center continues his legacy of community engagement, empowerment and growth.
The Quinn Center focuses its mission in three areas: justice, health and peace. The health pillar, including work on nutritional food access and health education, has strong and sustainable programs and partners. Under the Quinn Center’s new Executive Director, the strategic plan is to progress from small-scale accompaniment to more formal collaborative arrangements to address the community’s systemic needs related to justice and peace.
The Quinn Center serves as a central meeting place for, and is strengthened by collaboration with, community partners to contribute to its function as the parish’s organizing umbrella for social concerns. In 2017, the Quinn Center received public recognition and acclaim when it was honored by Loyola University with the presentation of its prestigious Martyrs Award, a testament to the scores of volunteers who contribute more than 600 hours of service per month.