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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St Francis Inn Ministries shared The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia's photo.

We want to thank The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia for partnering with us for #GivingTuesday and raising money for the Thea Bowman Women's Center.
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CFGP is thrilled to announce that our #GivingTuesday Campaign for the Thea Bowman Women's Center has raised a grand total of $2,500! We could not have done this without the kindness and generous suppo...

We want to thank The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia for partnering with us for #GivingTuesday and raising money for the Thea Bowman Womens Center.

Happy #GivingTuesday! Help support our Women's Center. For more information or to donate: www.catholicfoundationphila.org ... See MoreSee Less

Happy #GivingTuesday! Help support our Womens Center. For more information or to donate: www.catholicfoundationphila.org

#GivingTuesday is a global day of celebration that is about giving to nonprofits. This year, The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia has chosen our Women's Center as its official beneficiary for #GivingTuesday. This coming Tuesday your donations can help support many of our women who need a safe and secure day center to help them promote a health and positive lifestyle.

To learn more or to donate, visit: www.catholicfoundationphila.org/givingtuesday
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#GivingTuesday is a global day of celebration that is about giving to nonprofits. This year, The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia has chosen our Womens Center as its official beneficiary for #GivingTuesday. This coming Tuesday your donations can help support many of our women who need a safe and secure day center to help them promote a health and positive lifestyle. 

To learn more or to donate, visit: www.catholicfoundationphila.org/givingtuesday

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Warm wishes for a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! This afternoon we had our traditional Thanksgiving meal in the dining room and served 297 guests. In addition to the meals we served this week we also distributed 195 turkeys and baskets of food to families and individuals in our community. Also, we have been very busy the last few days with all the pick-ups and drop-offs of food that we have received from so many organizations, churches, schools, and individuals that have blessed us with so much generosity.

In this season of Thanksgiving we are so thankful and grateful to all our volunteers, benefactors, and donors for all your support that you give to us so generously all year.
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Warm wishes for a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! This afternoon we had our traditional Thanksgiving meal in the dining room and served 297 guests. In addition to the meals we served this week we also distributed 195 turkeys and baskets of food to families and individuals in our community. Also, we have been very busy the last few days with all the pick-ups and  drop-offs of food that we have received from so many organizations, churches, schools, and individuals that have blessed us with so much generosity. 

In this season of Thanksgiving we are so thankful and grateful to all our volunteers, benefactors, and donors for all your support that you give to us so generously all year.

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Chuck DunnI would like to come and help sometime soon!!

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Phil GeliebterThank you all for what you do 365 days a year. There's a lot of attention between the holidays, but in the heat of the summer when it's difficult and everybody's on vacation you guys are living out the Gospel in a real way and helping so many. May God's blessings continue to be upon you.

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Chaz BoitanoMy favorite ministry...good seeing you guys Saturday...see you soon...thank you for all you do in His Name...pax et bonum

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Sheila Hagan HolstHappy Thanksgiving!!!🦃🍂🍁

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Marisol HatchettIt's a Blessing to Volunteer. May God Bless All Of You's

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Michelle GalloHappy Thanksgiving!

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Heather Bruce CataldoHappy Thanksgiving! Thank you for your service and may God Bless you

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St Francis Inn Ministries shared The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia's photo.

We want to thank The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia for partnering with us for #GivingTuesday and raising money for the Thea Bowman Women's Center.
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CFGP is thrilled to announce that our #GivingTuesday Campaign for the Thea Bowman Women's Center has raised a grand total of $2,500! We could not have done this without the kindness and generous suppo...

We want to thank The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia for partnering with us for #GivingTuesday and raising money for the Thea Bowman Womens Center.

Happy #GivingTuesday! Help support our Women's Center. For more information or to donate: www.catholicfoundationphila.org ... See MoreSee Less

Happy #GivingTuesday! Help support our Womens Center. For more information or to donate: www.catholicfoundationphila.org
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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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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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