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

We want to thank the Homeless Advocacy Project for providing a free legal clinic this morning for our guests. ... See MoreSee Less

This week we welcome a group of teachers from The Franciscan School a ministry of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... See MoreSee Less

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To Jesus Through Mary Act - By Susan Hines-Brigger -Go through your closets and drawers to see if there are any clothes you no longer need. Donate them to a local organization that will distribute the items to those in need. -Take care of the birds in the sky. Build or decorate a bird house or some other container and stock it with birdseed everyday. -Have everyone in your family write down something good that happened to them today. At dinner, invite everyone to share what they wrote. www.franciscanmedia.org/sunday-soundbite-for-february-26-2017/?utm_campaign=Faith+in+Action&utm_s...

This weekend we welcome a group from Iona College which is located in New Rochelle, NY. ... See MoreSee Less

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Iona is the alma mater of St. Camillus Church Silver Spring FVM Brianne 🙂

This week we welcome a group from St. Francis of Assisi Church, Raleigh, NC. ... See MoreSee Less

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We want to thank Chris and Abby Anderson from Salvation Of Sorrows Inc for coming to the inn today during breakfast time and providing free haircuts to our guests. #haircutsforthehomeless #carecuts ... See MoreSee Less

We want to thank Chris and Abby Anderson from Salvation Of Sorrows Inc for coming to the inn today during breakfast time and providing free haircuts to our guests.  #haircutsforthehomeless  #carecuts

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To Jesus Through Mary This Week's Gospel Reading - February 12, 2017 Matthew 5:17-35 Jesus said to his disciples: "Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven. I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. "You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment. But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; and whoever says to his brother, 'Raqa,' will be answerable to the Sanhedrin; and whoever says, 'You fool,' will be liable to fiery Gehenna. Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Settle with your opponent quickly while on the way to court. Otherwise your opponent will hand you over to the judge, and the judge will hand you over to the guard, and you will be thrown into prison. Amen, I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny. "You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery. But I say to you, everyone who looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one of your members than to have your whole body thrown into Gehenna. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one of your members than to have your whole body go into Gehenna. "It was also said, Whoever divorces his wife must give her a bill of divorce. But I say to you, whoever divorces his wife - unless the marriage is unlawful - causes her to commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. "Again you have heard that it was said to your ancestors, Do not take a false oath, but make good to the Lord all that you vow. But I say to you, do not swear at all; not by heaven, for it is God's throne; nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Do not swear by your head, for you cannot make a single hair white or black. Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one." shop.franciscanmedia.org/?utm_campaign=Faith+in+Action&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_c...

That's awesome

God bless

It's was our pleasure, thank you! See everyone again soon. 🆘💈❤️

Matthew 25:40

Two of my favorite organizations!

God bless them.

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We want to thank Saint Veronica, An Independence Mission School for making and donating about 500 peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches this week as part of Catholic School's Week. This was part of their celebrating community activity. ... See MoreSee Less

We want to thank Saint Veronica, An Independence Mission School for making and donating about 500 peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches this week as part of Catholic Schools Week. This was part of their celebrating community activity.

We want to thank the Homeless Advocacy Project for providing a free legal clinic this morning for our guests. ... See MoreSee Less

This week we welcome a group of teachers from The Franciscan School a ministry of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... See MoreSee Less

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To Jesus Through Mary Act - By Susan Hines-Brigger -Go through your closets and drawers to see if there are any clothes you no longer need. Donate them to a local organization that will distribute the items to those in need. -Take care of the birds in the sky. Build or decorate a bird house or some other container and stock it with birdseed everyday. -Have everyone in your family write down something good that happened to them today. At dinner, invite everyone to share what they wrote. www.franciscanmedia.org/sunday-soundbite-for-february-26-2017/?utm_campaign=Faith+in+Action&utm_s...

This weekend we welcome a group from Iona College which is located in New Rochelle, NY. ... See MoreSee Less

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Iona is the alma mater of St. Camillus Church Silver Spring FVM Brianne 🙂

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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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