the east side heart and home family center

Finding heart and home in Resurrection Park

Father Jim Cormack, CM, pastor of St. Catherine Laboure in Sappington, blessed the builders of a home under construction in East St. Louis, Ill. The house is the 21st to be built in a community called Resurrection Park, started by members of the East Side Heart and Home Family Center in East St. Louis. Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Louis have been helping with the effort.

From the front porch of her house, Dorothy Gasper has a stunning view of the Gateway Arch.

Gasper has lived in East St. Louis, Ill., since 1966. In 1997, she moved from the John Robinson Projects and became the first person to rent and eventually own a home constructed by East Side Heart and Home Housing.

"It's quiet — not a lot of noise," she said. "It's nice. I like it here."

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