Our Agencies

St. Francis Residences

Services Provided: 
Permanent Affordable Housing /
Transitional Residences /
Temporary Residences

Father John Felice, Father John McVean and Father Tom Walters, all Franciscans working with the poor in New York, began the non-profit organization, St. Francis Friends of the Poor. 

As part of this effort, they created three residences that now serve almost 300 men and women.  The residences provide humane and dignified homes for street people, the mentally disabled and dependent people who suffered years of personal and institutional neglect. 

The original St. Francis Residence 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.  All in need are welcome. 


Need Help?

If you are seeking help, contact us by calling the Catholic Charities Help Line: 888-744-7900 or email us through our contact form.

Agency Information

Fr. Stephen Mimnaugh, OFM.

(212) 947-0794

155 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

Catholic Charities is responding to the needs of our neighbors during the 
COVID-19 pandemic.

For Help Call 888-744-7900