Archbishop Nelson Perez paid a visit to the Catholic facility for homeless men in Philadelphia during his visit April 29. He had lunch with the guests, met the staff on a tour, and handed out bags of food and personal items to any man coming by. Operated by archdiocesan Catholic Social Services, St. John’s Hospice provides 3,000 meals, 160 showers and clean clothes, a mail drop and counseling services every week to homeless men. It also is a residence for 250 men throughout the year, and a temporary shelter for up to 27.
Read our feature story on the archbishop’s visit, and learn more at SaintJohnsHospice.org.
(Photos by Sarah Webb)
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