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 group from Stfrancisraleigh Church. ... See MoreSee Less

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Miss you guys had foot surgery still recovering

Have a great week!

2 weeks ago

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On this Easter Sunday our staff and volunteers stayed really busy serving the meal and distributing many Easter baskets to the children. In the dining room this afternoon we served 363 guests a nice nutritious Easter Sunday meal. ... See MoreSee Less

On this Easter Sunday our staff and volunteers stayed really busy serving the meal and distributing many Easter baskets to the children. In the dining room this afternoon we served 363 guests a nice nutritious Easter Sunday meal.

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You are all such a blessing. You definitely fulfill God's corporal acts of Mercy.

Happy Easter to everyone!

Almost 25 years ago Mary Noel dressed me up as a bunny to hand out treats to the little ones. An experience and a friend that will never be forgotten.

God Bless!

Wonderful job as always. Happy Easter!

Always doing His work. ....24/7/365...thank you...pax et bonum

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This weekend we welcome a group of students from Seton Hall University. ... See MoreSee Less

This weekend we welcome a group of students from Saint Anselm College located in Manchester, NH. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks John and Hanna - You did a Great Job Bussing.

We want to thank the parishioners from the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Philadelphia for preparing and donating a number of Breakfast Bags. ... See MoreSee Less

We want to thank the parishioners from the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Philadelphia for preparing and donating a number of Breakfast Bags.

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Can you share what was inside the breakfast bags? I teach at joliet Catholic Academy and we are always doing a blessing bags like this neat idea of possibly doing a breakfast bag

This weekend we are hosting a college group from St. Bonaventure University. ... See MoreSee Less

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Met them this morning in chapel

Have a great week sbu !!

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

This week we welcome a group from Stfrancisraleigh Church. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Miss you guys had foot surgery still recovering

Have a great week!

2 weeks ago

St Francis Inn Ministries

On this Easter Sunday our staff and volunteers stayed really busy serving the meal and distributing many Easter baskets to the children. In the dining room this afternoon we served 363 guests a nice nutritious Easter Sunday meal. ... See MoreSee Less

On this Easter Sunday our staff and volunteers stayed really busy serving the meal and distributing many Easter baskets to the children. In the dining room this afternoon we served 363 guests a nice nutritious Easter Sunday meal.

Comment on Facebook

You are all such a blessing. You definitely fulfill God's corporal acts of Mercy.

Happy Easter to everyone!

Almost 25 years ago Mary Noel dressed me up as a bunny to hand out treats to the little ones. An experience and a friend that will never be forgotten.

God Bless!

Wonderful job as always. Happy Easter!

Always doing His work. ....24/7/365...thank you...pax et bonum

+ View previous comments

This weekend we welcome a group of students from Seton Hall University. ... See MoreSee Less

This weekend we welcome a group of students from Saint Anselm College located in Manchester, NH. ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Thanks John and Hanna - You did a Great Job Bussing.

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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!

Past issues of The Pilgrim are available online.

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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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