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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 John’s Hospice was created as an outreach ministry to serve and assist those experiencing homelessness and poverty in the community.

Saint John’s continues to provide crucial, life-sustaining services with dignity, respect and compassion to individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia.

Services provided are as follows

  • Residence for over 150 men experiencing homelessness each year in the St. John’s Hospice and Good Shepherd programs
  • Over 3,000 meals each week to individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty
  • 160 showers with clean clothing, underwear and shoes every week
  • Mailroom services for over 1700 men experiencing homelessness
  • Case management, medical assistance and counseling offered for all residents and day services guests totaling excess of 375 men each day
  • Emergency shelter for 30 individuals experiencing homelessness where they can receive a hot meal and a safe place to sleep every night of the week

All of this is possible thanks to the on-going support of individual donors and organizations that believe in SJH’s mission and support its good work. Because of them, SJH is able to continue to serve those who are suffering and in need.

For more information on how you can join the Saint John’s Hospice family and partner in its mission to serve others, contact Kris Jaeger, Community Relations Director, at