What Is Saint John’s Hospice?

Saint John’s Hospice is a Catholic Social Services shelter for men located in Center City Philadelphia. 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. Saint John’s continues to provide crucial, life-sustaining services with dignity, respect and compassion to homeless men in Philadelphia.

Saint John’s Hospice is an independent 501c3 agency associated with the charitable work of Catholic Social Services.

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Programs We Offer

Saint John’s continues to provide crucial, life-sustaining services with dignity, respect & compassion to homeless men in Philadelphia.

  • Coffee House
    Provides a safe resting and sleeping environment for 27 chronically homeless men who typically avoid shelter living.
  • Residential
    Drug and alcohol-free, 40-bed residence for men who are in transition from homelessness to independent living in the community.
  • Good Shepherd
    Drug and alcohol-free, 12-bed residence for medically fragile, homeless men who are focusing on transition from homelessness to independent living.
  • Day Services
    Day services for homeless men and men in need; Saint John’s provides a nutritious and hot noon meal for more than 350 men each weekday.

Saint John’s Hospice in Action

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Donate

Benefactors from all over the area have generously provided for the needs of our homeless men since we opened in 1963.

Volunteer

Saint John’s Hospice hosts over 40,000 volunteer hours each year. We could not survive without this generous outpouring of time and talent.

Cook

The Casseroles are the “Main Course” of a complete, hot meal that we serve to hundreds of God’s poor and homeless who come to us for their daily bread.

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