In October of 1975, Brother James Court first opened its doors to men with developmental and intellectual disabilities. This year, 2015, we celebrate 40 years of service!


In 1862 the founder of our religious institute, Brother James Wirth, and his Brothers embarked on a journey rooted in the love they had for Jesus, especially to the service of the sick, the suffering, and those in need. The first to be embraced by the Brothers were those who had no place to call home. They opened their homes to orphans and others who were unable to care for themselves. These places were the beginning of what has grown to over a 150 year history of caring service to the sick, the suffering, and those in need.


The spirit of Brother James Wirth continues to live and develop in our various ministries we share. We find dedicated co-workers following in the footsteps of Brother James, each and every day, by their commitment to high standards of care, respect for each individual, and by providing the best quality of care for the men at Brother James Court. We see the Administration and the staff leading Brother James Court into the future.


It is our mission to provide a caring, supportive, and safe home for all the men at Brother James Court now and into the future. Our vision for Brother James Court is that it is a place of friendship and that it is a home to empower each individual with special needs with the ability to achieve their highest potential through life skills training.


Thank you for celebrating 40 years with us!







Please browse our Web site.  For a condensed version of all of our website information, click onto this brochure and feel free to download it for a handy reference.









Save the Date: September 12th, 2015

Serenity Walk and Family Picnic


Thank you for Joining Us!

21st Annual Brother James Court Benefit Auction  and Dinner

serving men with developmental disabilities for

40 years.

Brother James Court is now able to accept

 & process online transactions/donations. 

Listed below are some of the available

options.  For a more complete listing please

go to our online store page.


Shop with us! Click here for Sponsorships and Donations
Click here for Apparel

Click here to purchase raffle tickets 


Get social with us! You Tube :: Click here to see our videos and take a tour!



Our newsletter is now electronic!

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please call or email the Development office. 



 Location of:
Brother James Court
2508 St. James Road
Springfield, IL 62707





Both of BJC's major passenger vans are now proudly announcing our facility to the greater community. We're bold and beautiful and on the road every day for special outings or to go to the doctor. Hey, when you see us, honk if you can't wave!