Francis Friends of the Poor is a non-profit organization begun by Father John Felice,
Father John McVean and Father Tom Walters, who are all
Franciscans working with the poor in New York.
efforts to care for the poor, and with the help of many
individuals like you, they have created three
residences that provide a humane and dignified home for
street people, the mentally disabled and dependent
people who have suffered years of personal and
The first St.
Francis Residence was opened in 1980. It was the first
of its kind to offer a comprehensive solution to the
problem of homelessness - permanent housing with
supportive services. This approach has become an award
winning model for programs all over the country. There
are now three St. Francis Residences serving almost 300
men and women. All in need are welcome.
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Francis Friends of the Poor.
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