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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We had a Memorial Service this afternoon for Ricky Morgan. She was one of our guests who was brutally murdered last Saturday night in our neighborhood. Ricky was well known and liked by many of the guests and people in the neighborhood. During the Service we had prayers, readings, songs, and stories about her life. The Service started with an introduction outside the Inn and then we walked in silence for two blocks to the corner of Jasper and Cumberland for the final ritual at the site where she was killed.
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We had a Memorial Service this afternoon for Ricky Morgan. She was one of our guests who was brutally murdered last Saturday night in our neighborhood. Ricky was well known and liked by many of the guests and people in the neighborhood. During the Service we had prayers, readings, songs, and stories about her life. The Service started with an introduction outside the Inn and then we walked in silence for two blocks to the corner of Jasper and Cumberland for the final ritual at the site where she was killed.

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Jaymee AttawayPrayers for The St Francis Inn community and the victims family

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Joy Stella BlasiTerrible! God bless and may she be at peace now.

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Donna HealeyPrayers and faith that her loss will continue to bring out the goodness and love in her community of friends to counter and surpass all the evilness of her loss.

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Kelly KathleenPraying for Ricky and all who are grieving.

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Sandy RieleyPrayers for all.

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Leif Stani Leszczyńskipraying

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Davina Goldammer-Utzsending positive energy your way, how tragic

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Peggy HondrosRip

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Dana Raquel McGary-CilanoGod bless all who have lost her love and frienship.

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Connie Tellinghuisen Sprague FrinkSo sad...trusting the Lord will give everyone the strength they need during this time of loss and heartbreak...

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

This week we welcome a youth group from the Quad Parishes from Green Bay, Wisconsin. ... See MoreSee Less

During the school year, thousands of low-income students eat free or reduced-price meals at school. But when school is out and kids aren't receiving that food, children face higher risk for hunger and malnutrition. The Summer meals program helps to fill the gap, so children have the nutritious food they need to stay healthy all summer. ... See MoreSee Less

During the school year, thousands of low-income students eat free or reduced-price meals at school. But when school is out and kids arent receiving that food, children face higher risk for hunger and malnutrition. The Summer meals program helps to fill the gap, so children have the nutritious food they need to stay healthy all summer.

 

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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 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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