Welcome to St. Francis Inn Ministries

 

We are a Franciscan, Eucharistic community called to minister with the poor and homeless of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in the spirit of the Gospel and inspired by the life and compassion of Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi, we try to meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing and hospitality. Furthermore, we empower persons to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty and address structural injustices. We seek to build relationships with those that we serve by respecting their human dignity and by helping them to restore hope in their lives, and by living simply among them.

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News from the Inn

This week we welcome a college group from St. Lawrence University located in Canton, NY. ... See MoreSee Less

This weekend we are hosting a group from Siena College pre-med program. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great meeting such a beautiful group of intelligent women today!!!

This week we welcome a group from Rochester Institute of Technology. ... See MoreSee Less

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My great niece went to RIT.

Have a great week Alice Miller Nation and company ! ❤👍

Jealous!

Hi Sheila!

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We want to thank the Pennies From Kevan Foundation for donating funds to us from the Homeless For Holidays 5k/Run/Walk which took place in December. We are very grateful to all those people who participated and supported this important event! ... See MoreSee Less

We want to thank the Pennies From Kevan Foundation for donating funds to us from the Homeless For Holidays 5k/Run/Walk which took place in December. We are very grateful to all those people who participated and supported this important event!

This evening (March 6) we participated in our annual event with St. David's Roman Catholic Church and Queen of Angels School in Willow Grove, PA. Every year during Lent they host our community for an evening Mass and a benefit. They do a big food drive and a collection of other items (diapers, wipes, baby formula, blankets, and toiletries) that we need for our guests. This was the largest collection of food and other items that we had in long time. Two of our Franciscan Volunteers Franciscan Volunteer Ministry - FVM Marisabel Alonzo and Jesse Nunez gave a wonderful reflection about their own experiences serving our guests.

Once again we want to thank all the people from the parish, St. Vincent de Paul Society, the School, and Deacon Bill for all your help and support for the past 38 years in being a great partner in our ministry.
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This evening (March 6) we participated in our annual event with St. Davids Roman Catholic Church and Queen of Angels School in Willow Grove, PA. Every year during Lent they host our community for an evening Mass and a benefit. They do a big food drive and a collection of other items (diapers, wipes, baby formula, blankets, and toiletries) that we need for our guests. This was the largest collection of food and other items that we had in long time. Two of our Franciscan Volunteers Franciscan Volunteer Ministry - FVM Marisabel Alonzo and Jesse Nunez gave a wonderful reflection about their own experiences serving our guests. 

Once again we want to thank all the people from the parish, St. Vincent de Paul Society, the School, and Deacon Bill for all your help and support for the past 38 years in being a great partner in our ministry.

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How amazing! ❤️

Wow!!

Go into all the World snd preach the Gospel; if necessary, use words

Such loving hearts!!

So proud of you!

Wow! Wish I were there with my truck

Lawn Crest...

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Our Ministries

St. Francis Inn

The Inn has been serving meals to the neediest individuals and families in Philadelphia since 1979. We now serve between 350 and 500 meals a day with dignity and respect. In addition to the dine-in meals, we also provide food baskets for families and homebound seniors monthly. A mixture of fresh and non-perishable foods supply regular sustenance to those unable to come to our meals. Mail services, phone usage, and many intangible resources also support our guests. More information…

Thea Bowman Women’s Center

Thea’s is a day center providing a safe and secure place for women. It seeks to be a supportive caring presence among the poor, offering a place where the marginalized can experience a sense of acceptance and belonging. The women participate in support groups, activities that rebuild their spirits, and the general upkeep of the center. We offer showers, laundry, and meals during our hours of operation. More information…

Marie’s Closet (Clothing Distribution Center)

Marie’s Closet is run by the staff of St. Francis Inn in addition to a small cohort of dedicated, loyal and tireless volunteers. Each month, 300 to 400 changes of clothing are given to the guests of St. Francis Inn.  Through our voucher program, guests are allowed a shirt, pants, underwear and socks. More information…

St. Francis Urban Center

The Urban Center is our latest outreach ministry and was started in September 2006. The Center represents an expansion of St. Francis Inn Ministries’ work to include efforts to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness and address structural injustices. The Urban Center provides social services to families and individuals who are dealing with issues related to poverty and/or homelessness. More information…

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Our Most Urgently Needed Items

If you live near Philadelphia and can help us with any of these items, please bring them to the Inn Monday to Thursday between 9 AM and 4 PM. We thank you!

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“We are Human”: A Short Video About Our Neighborhood and Our Guests

The youth from the Norris Square Neighborhood Project worked on a documentary this past summer on homelessness. The film features candid interviews with some of our guests who are experiencing homelessness. We want to thank the youth from NSNP for doing such a great job in this project!

Our Phone Numbers & Street Addresses

St. Francis Inn
(215) 423-5845

2441 Kensington Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125

St. Francis Inn

St Francis Inn 2441 Kensington Ave Philadelphia, PA 19125

Marie’s Closet
(215) 634-1510

St. Francis Urban Center
(215) 925-4584

Thea Bowman Women’s Center
(215) 739-1137

2439 Kensington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Marie's Closet

Our Mailing Address

St. Francis Inn Ministries
PO Box 3746
Philadelphia PA 19125-0746

You can also contact us using this web form.

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