The Franciscan Center is turning 50 on September 10th – and we’re celebrating throughout the month of September!


Join us for our 50TH BIRTHDAY BASH BLOCK PARTY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on West 23rd and Mace Streets outside the Franciscan Center! Delegate Maggie McIntosh has graciously offered to serve as Honorary Chairman of this historic event, which will feature free food and family fun activities, healthy cooking demonstrations, produce giveaways, resume help, job counseling, health screenings and more. Click below for more information, or to support the event as a sponsor of volunteer!




On Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Franciscan Center’s 50th ANNIVERSARY VOICES FROM THE HEART GALA, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Preston Hall in Baltimore. This magical, musical evening will feature the voices and musical stylings of fabulous area performers, as well as cocktails, dinner, dancing, auctions and more. We will honor Ryan Yu and Margaret Chao of Daly Computers and McCormick and Company for their extraordinary compassion and corporate citizenship in the spirit of Saints Francis and Clare. Click below to reserve your tickets, or to support the event as a sponsor!!

Monthly Giving Program




For less than the cost of lunch out, you can change a life!

Free Lunch




Join us for a hot, healthy meal every Monday through Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm.

All are welcome!


Volunteers Needed


Looking for a way to give back?

We have a variety of opportunities to help serve neighbors in need.

Guest Services

Have you fallen on hard times and need assistance? Click below for a complete list of the Franciscan Center’s Guest Services.


The mission of the Franciscan Center is to provide emergency assistance and supportive outreach to persons who are economically disadvantaged in an effort to assist them in realizing their self-worth and dignity as people of God.

Get Involved

Looking for a way to give back? Click below to view a complete list of volunteer opportunities and to fill out an online application.

FY 2017 By the Numbers:
123,015 Meals Served
5,515 Emergency Pantry Bags Distributed
52,275 Articles of Clothing Distributed
107 Men Outfitted in Professional Clothing
258 Families Received Utility Assistance
140 Evictions Prevented
593 Birth Certificates Obtained
557 MVA Identification Cards Secured
95 Referrals for Medial Prescriptions
6,144 Visits to the Technical Resource Center
1,094 Transportation tokens distributed
561 Counseling sessions


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