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Serving those experiencing homelessness with dignity, respect and compassion

Saint John’s Hospice is a nationally recognized residential and day services provider located in Center City Philadelphia. Since 1963, SJH continues to provide crucial, life-sustaining services with dignity, respect and compassion to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia.

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

Programs We Offer


Provides temporary emergency shelter for 30 individuals experiencing homelessness from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every night of the year.


Drug and alcohol-free, 40-bed residence for individuals experiencing homelessness who are transitioning from homelessness to independent living in the community.


Drug and alcohol-free, 12-bed residence run by SJH for individuals experiencing homelessness who have HIV/AIDS.


SJH provides a nutritious and hot noon meal for more than 350 individuals each weekday, in addition to case management, mailroom, medical and behavioral health services.

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Saint John’s Hospice 60th Anniversary Gala

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In Their Words

Hear the stories from the people who have experienced Saint John’s.

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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.

Residence for more than 150 men experiencing homelessness each year in the St. John’s Hospice & Good Shepherd programs

Emergency shelter for 30 men experiencing homelessness

160 showers with clean clothing, underwear & shoes every week

Over 3,000 meals served weekly

Mailroom services for more than 1,700 men

Case management, medical assistance and counseling for all residents and day services guests