A Ministry of the Sisters
of St. Francis of Assisi
101 W. 23 Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Emergency Services: Those who face eviction or are unable to pay for medical supplies, prescriptions, transportation or other basic needs receive emergency funding through this program.
Food Pantry: Families and individuals are supplied with enough groceries to provide three days of nutritious meals. The food pantry serves an average of 400 households a month.
Lunch Program: From Monday through Friday, we serve a nutritionally balanced meal for as many as 650 hungry men, women and children daily, totaling 114,333 meals last year.
Clothing Program: We provide emergency clothing for men to use for a job interview or a funeral. Men who are in need of clothing after release from prison also use this service.
Hygiene Program: Essential personal care items such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo are supplied to men and women.
HIV/AIDS Outreach: We provide emergency and support services to approximately 2,200 adults living with HIV/AIDS.
Health Department: Technicians from the Baltimore City Health Department visit the Center weekly to screen for sexually transmitted diseases. The Franciscan Center helps those with positive HIV results access the services they need.
Technology Resource Center: Men and women who are entered in a community job training program can access free internet, develop computer skills and financial literacy, and receive help with résumé building. TRC supplements adult literacy, job training, and job placement offered by other local organizations.