about homes of charity

The Our Lady of Victory Organizations are the evolution of a charitable venture begun by the Diocese of Buffalo in the 1850's as the Limestone Hill Institutions, which included a parish, an orphanage, and a protectory for young boys.  The Association of Our Lady of Victory, Father Baker's pioneering fundraising program, is known today as Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity, and offers numerous opportunities for spiritual growth and charitable giving. Funds raised by the Homes of Charity go to support the other arms of the Institutions, first and foremost, Baker Victory Services (BVS). Our support of BVS provides critically-needed deficit funding that allows Father Baker's legacy of caring to continue.  

Baker Victory Services - the evolution of Father Baker’s pioneering human service works - is dedicated to fostering the highest possible quality of life and personal achievement by partnering with children, adults, their families and the WNY community through a diverse array of social, health and human services.


    Our Lady of Victory Elementary School - OLV Elementary School has provided students with vibrant, safe & nurturing environment for 120 years.  Passionate teachers challenge young people to unlock their potential in classrooms, computer labs & on atheletic fields.


Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica - Attracting thousands of visitors from across the globe annually, the OLV National Shrine & Basilica stands as a symbol of one man's unshakable faith and devotion to his patroness, Mary.