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 Academy of The Holy Names which is located in Albany, NY. ... See MoreSee Less

This week we welcome a group of high school group from Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, DC. ... See MoreSee Less

This week we welcome a youth group from St. Gerard Majellan Church Canton, Massachusetts ... See MoreSee Less

This week we welcome a group from Mary, Mother of God Parish in Scranton, PA. ... See MoreSee Less

We are saying out good-byes this weekend to Tim Quinn, because he is moving-on after being a big part of our community and ministry as a Team member for the past two years. ... See MoreSee Less

We are saying out good-byes this weekend to Tim Quinn, because he is moving-on after being a big part of our community and ministry as a Team member for the past two years.


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Tim is such a great guy!! We will miss him when we visit the Inn.

Timothy Quinn, thank you for all you have done and all you added to the Inn's ministries. It was a pleasure to work with you and to get to know you. Godspeed in all of your endeavors. You will, as everyone does, take part of the Inn and the people of Kensington with you wherever you go.

You will be missed! You are a great guy! I wish you nothing but the best in life!

Sorry Ann and I didn't offer a formal goodbye. Thank you for all you brought to the Inn and best wishes.

Best of luck Tim!! Xox

Good luck Tim ! It's been so nice spending time with you ! ❌⭕️

Good luck Tim. The canton ladies will miss you!!

It was a pleasure working with you

What??? Oh no, you will be sorely missed!!

Timothy Quinn, it was a pleasure to work with you & you'll be missed. Sorry I didn't say goodbye. Best of luck & God Bless You:)

Good luck, Tim.

Aw man! Where ya goin, Timothy?? So exciting and best of luck!

So glad that Gabriela and I got to be with you last weekend! We look forward to seeing you again in Philly!

best wishes you did great work!!

Your contributions to the Inn have been great. You have an innate Franciscan spirit that you will always have in your heart and it will radiate in all you do. Bless you always my friend.

This man's gonna do some pretty incredible things for this world

Good luck Tim!

thank you Tim for your service and commitment to making life better one person at a time - blessings wherever life takes you -

Blessings, happiness and all good Tim. You will be missed😥❤️

Tim! Blessings and peace to you brother! Great meeting and getting to know you during my FVM year. May this transition be a time of peace and fulfillment for you!

You'll be missed dearly, Tim!

It's been a pleasure knowing and working with you. My your dreams come true. God Bless!

Thanks–Tim for your service in Kensington

best of luck in whatever your future brings you.

Wishing you the best Tim!

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This week we welcome a group of teenagers from Trinity High School, Manchester, NH. ... See MoreSee Less

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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

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