GUEST SERVICES

The mission of the Franciscan Center is to provide 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. Please find a complete list of our services below, and do not hesitate to contact us at 410-467-5340 or info@fcbmore.org for more information.

Guest Services Brochure (click here to download) / Program Calendar (click here to download)

 

ATTIRE-4-HIRE
[Monday – Friday / 10:00am – 1:30pm / Bottom Floor]
Men’s professional clothing for job interviews, graduations, or other formal occasions. By appointment only. To schedule, contact Debbie Reigle at dreigle@fcbmore.org or 410-467-5340 x. 120. For women in need of professional attire, please contact our partner Suited to Succeed, at 410-528-1799 or info@suitedtosucceed.org.

BARBER
[Wednesdays / 10:00am – 12:00pm / Bottom Floor]
Free haircuts for men.

CHILDREN’S LIBRARY
[Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor]
The Mary Lacy Fetting Children’s Library is located on the second floor of the Franciscan Center. It is a safe space for children to read, draw, or play games while their parents/guardians wait to receive our services. All books are free for children to take home, and do not need to be returned. Help us encourage literacy by donating new or gently used children’s books.

CLOTHING & TOILETRIES
[Men and Children: Mondays & Tuesdays / 10:00am – 1:00pm / Register on 2nd Floor]
[Women and Children: Wednesdays & Thursdays / 10:00am – 1:00pm / Register on 2nd Floor]
We accept donations of new and gently used clothing, which is free for income-eligible guests. We also provide essential personal care items such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo, as available.

COMMUNITY DINNER
[Mondays & Wednesdays / 5:30pm – 7:00pm / 1st Floor]
Free dinner for the whole family.

COMPUTER CLASSES & JOB READINESS
[Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 1:30pm / 1st Floor]
[Fridays / 10:00am – 1:00pm / 1st Floor]
Our Technical Resource Center has 14 computers available for public use. Before 12:00pm, the computers are only available for job-related tasks such as application assistance, resume building, setting up an email address etc. For more information, please contact Debbie Reigle at dreigle@fcbmore.org or 410-467-5340 x. 120.

COUNSELING SERVICES
[Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor]

DENTAL REFERRALS
[Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor]

EVICTION PREVENTION
[Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor]
Limited assistance available for Baltimore City residents only. Proof of income and court notice required. Please call 410-467-5340 for more information.

EYEGLASSES ASSITANCE
[Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor]
Limited assistance available. Costs covered up to $70. Eye exam not included.

GED CLASSES
[Mondays & Wednesdays / 2:00pm – 5:00pm / 2nd Floor]
Fall 2018 classes provided in partnership with Strong City Baltimore. For enrollment questions, contact Debbie Reigle at dreigle@fcbmore.org or 410-467-5340 x. 120.

HEALTH SCREENINGS
[Thursdays / 10:00am – 12:00pm / 2nd Floor]
HIV & STD testing and oral cancer screenings provided by the Baltimore Health Department.

LUNCH
[Monday – Friday / 10:00am – 1:00pm / 1st Floor]
Free lunch for all.

MAIL SERVICE
[Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor]
Those in need of a secure location to collect mail may use the Franciscan Center’s address. Pick up is at the Reception Desk on the second floor. Must present ID to collect mail.

MARYLAND BIRTH CERTIFICATE
[Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor]
Limited assistance available. ID required (acceptable forms of ID include MTA ID, BGE or phone bill, medical card or record, lease, pay stub or social security card etc.).

MARYLAND ID
[Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor]
Limited assistance available. Must provide original birth certificate, social security card, and two pieces of mail.

MOBILE CLINIC
[2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month / 9:00am – 12:00pm / 101 W. 23rd Street]
The Healthcare for the Homeless Mobile Clinic is parked at our 23rd Street entrance twice per month.

MONTHLY PANTRY BAGS
[Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / Register on 2nd Floor]
Department of Social Service vouchers accepted twice per month. Limited bags available for those without a voucher (first – come, first – served).

PHONE ACCESS
[Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor]
Guests are welcome to use our phones for following up on job opportunities, making a doctor’s appointment, securing housing etc.

PRESCRIPTION REFERRALS
[Monday – Friday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor]
Assistance available up to $100 every 90 days. Prescription must be filled at the Safeway Pharmacy at 2401 N. Charles Street.

TRANSPORTATION TOKENS (MTA)
[Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor]
Limited quantities available for health-related appointments, job interviews etc.

UTILITY ASSISTANCE (BGE)
[Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor]
Must first visit the Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) in person, then complete the form HERE. Please call 410-467-5340 for detailed instructions.

Everything we do at the Franciscan Center is dependent upon generous donations from our community. The goods and services listed above are available on a first – come, first – served basis and supplies are limited. Our staff have a wealth of information about services available throughout the city. If we are unable to meet your needs, we will do our best to find another organization that can.