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.
Residence for over 250 homeless men each year in the St. John’s Hospice & Good Shepherd programs
Emergency shelter for 27 homeless men
Over 3,000 meals served weekly
160 showers with clean clothing, underwear & shoes every week
Mailroom services for over 1500 men
Case management, medical assistance and counseling for all residents and day services guests
Programs We Offer
Saint John’s continues to provide crucial, life-sustaining services with dignity, respect & compassion to homeless men in Philadelphia.
Provides a safe resting and sleeping environment for 27 chronically homeless men who typically avoid shelter living.
Drug and alcohol-free, 40-bed residence for men who are in transition from homelessness to independent living in the community.
Drug and alcohol-free, 12-bed residence for medically fragile, homeless men who are focusing on transition from homelessness to independent living.
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
October 6, 2021
St. John’s Hospice will renovate its vital kitchen, dining and coffeehouse spaces, thanks to support from the Connelly Foundation and the William Penn Foundation.
October 1, 2021
For the past 18 months, the team has been providing top-shelf meals to St. John’s Hospice, which serves hundreds of men experiencing homelessness — and the dishes have been a home run for body and soul.
September 14, 2021
St. John’s Hospice in Philadelphia has launched a new campaign to provide urgently needed footwear for the hundreds of men it serves every day — an effort that would make St. John Neumann proud.
Benefactors from all over the area have generously provided for the needs of our homeless men since we opened in 1963.
Saint John’s Hospice hosts over 40,000 volunteer hours each year. We could not survive without this generous outpouring of time and talent.
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.
St John’s Hospice Stats
Men Provided With Showers & Clothes
Men Helped Through Case Services
Men Sheltered In Our Coffee House