St. John's Hospice

Boot-Up Philly Provides Winter Gear, Protects Needy from Chilly Temps

More than 700 people – including at least 100 children – attended the third annual “Boot-Up Philly” event Nov. 4 in the parking lot of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center.

‘It is Staggering’: Philly Catholic Human Services Reaches Nearly 7.6 Million Touchpoints of Service in One Year

The Archdiocese's works of mercy have reached awe-striking levels through staff and volunteers' incredible nimbleness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Homelessness ministry gets makeover, thanks to generous donors

St. John's Hospice, part of Catholic Social Services, unveiled a newly remodeled dining hall with room at the table for a growing community, all made possible by the Connelly Foundation and other partners.

Boot Up Philly a ‘beautiful exchange’ of blessings

Hundreds gathered for an Oct. 22 clothing and footwear giveaway spearheaded by St. John's Hospice, with participants sharing "precious moments" of fun and fellowship.

‘Boot Up Philly’ drive provides firm footing for those in need

St. John's Hospice, an archdiocesan ministry to those in homelessness, will distribute critically needed footwear and winter essentials to hundreds Oct. 22, and you can help.

Agencies keeping seniors, street dwellers cool during heat emergency

As the Philadelphia region battles a week of sky-high temperatures, archdiocesan outreaches are doubling down on providing water, air-conditioned spaces and love to vulnerable populations.

Bishop celebrates retirement with meal for homeless

Philadelphia Auxiliary Bishop Edward Deliman headed for the kitchen June 16 to serve clients of St. John's Hospice, as part of a monthly series that's building community right at the dinner table.

Outreach workers ‘break stigma, bring hope’ to those in addiction

Staff from archdiocesan Catholic Social Services joined organizers of a multifaceted humanitarian effort April 23 at "ground zero" of Philadelphia's opioid crisis -- and "encountered Jesus" in the process.

Montco teen dedicates Eagle Scout project to archdiocesan ministry

Owen Applestein of Lower Merion is aiming for scouting's highest rank by gathering donations for St. John's Hospice, the Catholic Social Services ministry serving hundreds of men experiencing homelessness.

Once homeless, choir members share message of hope for those on streets

The Good Shepherd Singers of St. John's Hospice performed at Philadelphia's Dec. 21 Homeless Memorial Day vigil, lifting their voices and others' spirits.