Our Mission

Saint John’s Hospice
seeks to be a community
grounded in
faith and service
where homeless persons
find dignity,
respect,
nourishment,
and opportunities
for new beginnings.

Management & Governance

Management: Archdiocese of Philadelphia

  • Secretariat for Catholic Human Services, Joseph J. Sweeney, Jr., Secretary
  • Catholic Social Services, James Amato, Deputy Secretary
  • Saint John’s Hospice, David Stier, Program Director

Governance: Board of Directors of Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (click for list of Board Members)

Development: Saint John’s Hospice Advisory Board, established in March 2010 (click for list of Advisory board members)

Donors

Saint John’s Hospice subscribes to A Donor Bill of Rights, developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and other organizations.

Only volunteers and staff solicit funds for Saint John’s Hospice. We do not hire solicitors.

Saint John’s Hospice is a qualified 501c3 Non-Profit/Tax-Exempt Organization

Volunteers

Saint John’s Hospice relies on many volunteers in its ministry to homeless persons. We could not fulfill our mission without this generous service.

During the last fiscal year (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015), volunteers contributed a total of more than 40,000 hours to fulfilling our mission. This is equivalent to our having more than 19 extra full time employees on our staff.

These hours include all help that we have received and for which we have not had to pay: individuals, groups, and community service volunteers

Financials

  • Click for Evidence of 501(c)(3) (Non Profit) status.
  • Click for latest IRS 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, for Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
  • Click for Budget & Revenues information about Saint John’s Hospice.
  • Profit & Loss Statements
  • Annual Report
  • Financial Statements
  • Return of Organizational Exempt
  • Annual Budget
Saint John’s Hospice Financial Statements 2017
Saint John’s Hospice Annual Budget 2015-16
Form 990-FY16

Report to Stakeholders

Saint John’s Hospice subscribes to openness and transparency principles for charitable organizations.  This report helps us fulfill that responsibility. 

Saint John’s Hospice serves homeless and other needy men among us.  We fulfill an essential ministry of the Church and are part of Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 

We serve in four distinct areas: 

  1. Drug and alcohol-free, 40-bed residence for men who are in transition from homelessness to independent living in the community; all residents meet with in-house case managers to work through specific issues associated with homelessness and are referred to appropriate treatment centers and skill development programs in the community
  2. Drug and alcohol-free, 12-bed residence for medically fragile, homeless men; as with the above mentioned program, the Good Shepherd Program focuses on transition from homeless to independent living, while also working with its clients to manage their specific healthcare needs
  3. Day services for homeless men and men in need; Saint John’s provides a nutritious and hot noon meal for more than 325 men each weekday as well as case management services, on-site nursing services, daily showers and clothing, and a mailroom services for over 900 men
  4. Emergency Drop-in Center or “Coffee House” provides temporary shelter and food, restrooms, showers, and staff support for 27 chronically homeless men from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every night of the year; Saint John’s staff works closely with these men, building trust while also encouraging them to seek the help they need to break the cycle of homelessness

In all these services, we go beyond meeting basic and physical needs.  We strive to provide the dignity and respect that offers each of our guests the strength to break the cycle of homelessness. 

Saint John’s Hospice serves all without discrimination.  We target our services to adult men regardless of faith, race, economic condition, health, or sexual orientation.  (CSS serves women and children through the Mercy Hospice and Women of Hope programs.) 

Saint John’s Hospice is highly respected among the needy.  We’re known on the street as “John’s” or “Father John’s”.  Our men see us as a holy place in addition to a place to get assistance and nourishment. 

Through almost half a century, we have been supported by donors and volunteers of all faiths.  Our mission embraces not only Christians but also our Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist brothers and sisters.