Saint John's Hospice
Ministry to the Homeless
Saint John’s Hospice is a Catholic Social Services shelter for men located in Center City. Established in 1963 by Monsignor Anthony J. O’Neill, Pastor of Saint John the Evangelist Church, and The Little Brothers of The Good Shepherd, Saint Johns was created as an outreach ministry to serve and assist the poor and homeless in the community. It continues to provide crucial, life-sustaining services with dignity, respect and compassion to homeless men in Philadelphia:
- Residence for over 250 homeless men each year in the St. John’s Hospice and Good Shepherd programs.
- Over 3,000 meals each week to homeless and needy men.
- 160 showers with clean clothing, underwear and shoes every week.
- Mailroom services for over 900 homeless men.
- Case management, medical assistance and counseling offered for all residents and day services guests totaling excess of 375 men each day.
- Emergency shelter for 27 chronically homeless men where they can receive a hot meal and a safe place to sleep every night of the week.
Note: The above descriptive information came from the organization's Information page.