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Our Mission is to provide a home for elderly women, men and couples of limited financial means in a caring environment, respectful of the residents' rights and the regulatory guidelines.
St. Luke's' Home is a 64-unit assisted living facility, located in Tucson, Arizona, licensed to provide services at the supervisory care level for elderly individuals of limited financial means. It is the project of St. Luke's in the Desert, Inc., the 501(c) (3) organization which oversees the needs of the Home. Founded by Episcopal Church Mission of Arizona, St. Luke's Board and the Board of Visitors have been providing services to the Tucson community since 1917. The original St. Luke's in the Desert facility, a structure built over 85 years ago, was used as a tuberculosis sanitarium until the mid 1960's. While no longer church-affiliated, St. Luke's is proud of its Joesler-designed chapel, currently being renovated. After being closed for several years, St Luke's Home was established through the efforts of St. Luke's in the Desert and the Junior League of Tucson, who joined forces to assess the needs of elderly women in Tucson and determined there was an urgent need for a facility to house older, independent women of limited financial means. The Home re-opened in July 1980 with four residents, then filled to maximum capacity of 27 residents.
Following many years of operating at capacity with a waiting list, a newly renovated and expanded facility opened in December 2000 to elderly men, women and couples. In September 2005, St. Luke's was asked to take some of the Hurricane Katrina evacuees. What better way to exemplify our mission of providing a caring environment for the low-income elderly? As a result, three New Orleans residents temporarily made St. Luke's their "Home."