St. Luke’s Home Celebrates 100 Years of Service in Tucson

One hundred years is a long time for any nonprofit organization to survive and St. Luke’s is proud and excited to be celebrating its centennial over the coming 8 months.  It has a fascinating history and a rich legacy of service to our community.

In 1917, the Reverend Julius Atwood dreamed of opening a community care facility for tubercular patients in Tucson, Arizona.  He set to work, engaged community members and transformed his vision into what is today St. Luke’s Home.  Over the years, St. Luke’s changed with the needs of the community, becoming a shelter home for men and a children’s clinic.  St. Luke’s evolved into a home for low-income women in 1980 and now, in 2018, St. Luke’s is proud to be a part of this rich legacy of service as a holistic assisted-living community that provides quality housing and care, rooted in dignity and self-respect, for low-income elders.

St. Luke’s has thrived thanks to the strong commitment of so many special people over the years:  members of the Board of Directors, dedicated donors and especially the volunteer and fundraising service of the Board of Visitors, which stands as one of the oldest women’s volunteer organizations in Southern Arizona.