Responsive Services

Children’s Library
Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor

The Mary Lacy Fetting Children’s Library is a space for children to read, draw, or play games. All books are free for children to take home, and do not need to be returned.

Counseling Services
Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor

Dental Referrals
Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2nd Floor

Limited assistance available for extractions only.

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.

Health Screenings
Thursday / 10:00am – 12:00pm / 2nd Floor

HIV & STD testing and oral cancer screenings provided by the Baltimore City Health Department.

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.

Prescription Referrals
Monday – Thursday / 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 / 2ndFloor

Limited quantities available for health-related appointments, job interviews etc.

Utility Assistance (BGE)
Monday – Thursday / 10:00am – 2:00pm / 2ndFloor

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 relies on 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.**