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 and Its Ministries

This weekend we welcome a youth group St. Andre Bessette Church, Laconia, NH. ... See MoreSee Less

We want to thank the youth group from Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Freeland, PA for a wonderful week of service. ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday new carpeting was put down in our Chapel. As the old carpet was torn up (the first time since 2000) the floor underneath delivered messages written 16 years ago by the Inn community. At that time, the Chapel was just being born and the kitchen we know today was brand new. The Inn was looking ahead with more space and with hope. In 2016 it was nice to get this physical reminder of the love these walls (and floors) have seen throughout the years. Thank you. #InnHistory #Innstagram #StFrancisInn #HolyGround ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday new carpeting was put down in our Chapel. As the old carpet was torn up (the first time since 2000) the floor underneath delivered messages written 16 years ago by the Inn community. At that time, the Chapel was just being born and the kitchen we know today was brand new. The Inn was looking ahead with more space and with hope.  In 2016 it was nice to get this physical reminder of the love these walls (and floors) have seen throughout the years. Thank you. #InnHistory #Innstagram #StFrancisInn #HolyGround

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Kathryn KirkpatrickThis is so cool.

2 weeks ago
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Hannah Claire BodenstabSomeday I will make it back to the inn to volunteer. The week I spent here when I went to Siena college is one I shall never forget <3 I talk about it all the time.

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Phil GeliebterTruly holy ground for so many.

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Sandy RieleyThat is awesome

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Katie LaPorteBr. Fred! (Oh, is that how you sweep a floor?) 😳😀 Beautiful sentiment! Can't wait to see the new carpet!

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Chaz BoitanoI started my Inn ministry just after (Nov. 2000) the "new" opening and after the faulty original job was corrected

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This week we welcome a group from the Academy of the Holy Names, Albany, NY. ... See MoreSee Less

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Peggy Hogan-RaoI remember volunteering at St. Francis Inn with Holy Names!

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Charlene BaronThis is very interesting. I went to Holy Names and I came to St Francis Inn about 16 years ago(something like that.) I was just sitting here thinking about my experience and how it changed my life in a positive way. Certainly, one I will never forget. I searched for St. Francis Inn on facebook, and saw this post. I wish everyone a meaningful trip!

3 weeks ago
Charlene Baron

Scott BowmanMy daughter, Emily, was one of the girls who was there this past week. Stacey and I couldn't be more proud of her decision to do this. What an awesome young woman AHN is helping her to become!

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This week we are hosting a group from Georgetown Visitation School, Washington, DC. ... 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 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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