Zacchaeus House is a non-treatment shelter for
men who are in transition in their lives and who appreciate coaching and
direction towards independent living.
house is not a treatment center, halfway house or shelter, but a house of
evangelization and a home for men who want to stabilize their lives and
find Christ. It helps individual men and their communities, but also
raises awareness of the Catholic Church
This is a ministry of Catholic Deacons who care
for the residents, help them reflect on their lives, weigh alternatives
and acquire a discretionary ability to make decisions anew for
themselves. They offer the atmosphere of a Catholic environment with
appropriate religious symbols and spiritual exercises in the House.
Alfred Coleman II, a Deacon of the
Archdiocese of Chicago, is the Director of Zacchaeus House, Deacon Coleman lives full time on the premises with the assistance of fellow deacons who
will serve as spiritual advisors for residents. Deacon Coleman became the
second director of Zacchaeus House after the passing of
Deacon Abrom Salley in April of 2007.
Zacchaeus House is located
In a former convent
at 12242 South Parnell on Chicago's far South Side.