The Welcome Center run by the Sisters of St. Joseph in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood provides aid of all kinds to residents, but especially services to immigrants. See our photo gallery of the center by Sarah Webb, and read the full story of it here.
The Welcome Center will expand its programs into this adjacent Kensington building after it is renovated.
Staffing the Welcome Center are, from left, Sister Marian Behrle, Sister Connie Trainor, Rosa Monroy, Nancy Bordewick, Sister Patricia Mullen and Sister Eileen Marnien.
Rosa Monroy so benefited from the help she received at the Welcome Center, she is giving back to it through administrative work, such as answering phones.
Sister Patricia Madden, S.S.J., teaches English to some of the newcomers to America.
Sister Patricia teaches English to receptive learners at the Welcome Center.
The family of Denis Jones (left) immigrated from Ireland, and now he prepares new arrivals for their American citizenship tests by posing civics questions as a learning aid.
They’ve come to America and Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood from all over the world, where they have found help from the Sisters of St. Joseph at the Welcome Center.