St. John's Hospice
Homelessness outreach looking for help as COVID resurges
St. John's Hospice in Philadelphia is expecting "another influx of clients" amid a new season of coronavirus, colder weather and the holidays. Clothing, casseroles, checks "and prayers" are critically needed.
Wawa delivers weekly lunches to St. John’s Hospice
The convenience store chain is providing close to 5,000 meals to clients at an archdiocesan outreach to men experiencing homelessness, for whom the coronavirus has meant even greater hunger and poverty.
Catholic ministries on front line of pandemic get help of civic charity
Three archdiocesan social service agencies will receive critically needed grants by the PHL COVID-19 Fund to help feed and care for vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis.
Ministry receives surprise $30K, but still faces challenges during pandemic
St. John's Hospice, which serves men experiencing homelessness, received major help from the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. But the need for support is rising.
Demand at St. John’s Hospice triples; $30,000 needed for April
The archdiocesan ministry that serves homeless men is seeing a steep uptick in clients seeking food because of the coronavirus. Your emergency donation can help sustain the outreach.
Homeless outreach working to keep clients, staff safe during coronavirus
As health protocols change rapidly, St. John's Hospice in Philadelphia finds new ways to "to take of care of brothers in need," said director David Stier.
Boot drive helps homeless men walk down all of life’s streets
St. John’s Hospice, an archdiocesan ministry that serves men experiencing homelessness, is holding its annual drive to collect new boots. On the streets, poor foot health leads to bigger problems.
Once homeless, Ms. Pennsylvania helps men’s shelter
As a child, Nikki Johnson-Huston had slept on the street. On March 4, the lawyer and pageant winner presented a check to St. John's Hospice, an archdiocesan ministry for men trying to rebuild their lives.
Catholic Charities Appeal wins at Sixers game
A Feb. 20 match helped benefit the campaign, which raises vital funds for an array of archdiocesan ministries that assist tens of thousands. Catholic Human Services secretary James Amato received an official team shirt, to the delight of several program clients.
No easy answers to homelessness, church workers say
After Philadelphia cleared tent encampments Jan. 6, staff of Catholic Social Services spoke of the "complicated" challenge of homelessness. They see an uptick in youth aging out of foster care now on the streets.