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.

Current Services & Times

Meal Times

Main Meal (a sit down meal served restaurant style in our dining room)

  • Monday to Thursday, 4:30 pm to 6pm
  • Friday to Sunday, 11:30 am to 1pm

Breakfast ( a takeaway meal that can be eaten in our garden area)

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 10 am to 11am

Marie’s Closet Clothing Center

  • Monday, 9:30 am to 11:30 am (Families with Children)
  • Wednesday & Thursday, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Jobs Center

  • Tuesdays, 9:30 am to 11:30 am & 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

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Our Most Urgently Needed Items

  • Children’s Spring & Summer Clothing (including bathing suits)
  • Sneakers & Sandals (all sizes)
  • Men’s Underwear (LARGE size)
  • Women’s Bras

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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 6PM or Friday through Sunday, 9am to 1pm. We thank you!

Past issues of The Pilgrim are available online.

“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
2441 Kensington Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 423-5845

St. Francis Inn

St Francis Inn 2441 Kensington Ave Philadelphia, PA 19125
Marie’s Closet
2439 Kensington Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 634-1510

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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