About us

Our Mission:

We are a Franciscan, Eucharistic community called to minister with the poor and homeless of
Philadelphia. Formed in the spirit of the Gospel and inspired by the life and compassion of
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 whom we serve by respecting
their human dignity, by helping them to restore hope in their lives, and by living simply among

February 2006