about us

St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter provides temporary housing for families in Chester and Montgomery Counties who are experiencing homelessness. Our goal is to be the bridge from homelessness to stable living and end homelessness for each family who enters St. Mary’s.

Families are the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population.

Homeless families account for more than 37% of the overall homeless population.

52% of children in homeless families are under the age of 5.

At St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter, we serve families in our community experiencing homelessness and support them along their journey toward independence and stability. We believe that with the right tools, resources, and support, families can end the cycle of homelessness.