St. Francis Friends of the Poor

Locations:Saint Francis Friends of the Poor

St. Francis I
125 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-242-0194

St. Francis II
155 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

St. Francis III
148 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

St. Francis Friends of the Poor, a non-profit organization of Catholic Charities opened their first residence in 1980. It was the first of its kind to offer a comprehensive solution to the problems of the homeless mentally ill population: permanent housing with supportive services. This approach has become an award-winning model for programs all over the country. There are now three highly supervised St. Francis Residences serving almost 300 men and women patients with severe and persistent mental illnesses.