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ABOUT US

CORE VALUES

Hospitality. We compassionately welcome and serve all men and women who are marginalized and homeless, no matter what their life circumstances may be. Every day, we offer healthy meals to those who are hungry, a warm bed for those who need shelter, vital case management for those who need guidance, and access to critical resources for those who need specialized assistance.

Spirituality. Inspired by the life and teachings of St. Francis of Assisi, we believe every human being deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We are dedicated to providing compassionate care and support to all our neighbors in need. Unconditional love for all people provides the foundation for our non-judgmental, caring approach. Grounded in the Franciscan tradition, we serve everyone regardless of their beliefs, and we do not conduct or require participation in religious services.

Community. We are committed to working together as an inclusive community that welcomes and respects all people, connects individuals with the services and resources they need to enhance their lives, and promotes equal treatment and opportunity for all. We strive to create a caring, safe, and supportive community that embraces and uplifts everyone, especially our most vulnerable neighbors. 

Sustainability.  We are influenced by the teachings St. Francis of Assisi, informing us that we are deeply interconnected and inherently related to all that exists in this world. Aligned with these teachings, we are committed to being responsible stewards of every resource available to us. We are dedicated to connecting people with communities and resources to enhance their lives and to build a more equitable, just, and sustainable world.

Opportunity.  As a system of support, we empower men and women who are marginalized and homeless to make positive changes in their lives. We affirm their inherent dignity and value, and create opportunities for them to navigate a path toward stability, self-sufficiency, and permanent housing. We also strive to take advantage of every opportunity to make a human connection with people who are homeless and with the general public. We seek to increase awareness and understanding about the many challenges that create barriers to housing for people who are homeless, thus reshaping societal perceptions.