Mission Statement

Franciscans for the Poor

A place for volunteers to experience service, simplicity and spirituality in a community environment.


Franciscan Ministries Mission Statement

Inspired and energized by the example of Frances Schervier, we create caring relationships through a healing presence that fosters dignity in the people we serve.


How do we do this?

  • We strive to welcome all of our participants where they are
  • We emphasize the spirituality of St Francis and St Clare and focus on simple, community living
  • We challenge participants to walk through the week with their eyes and hearts open – ready to serve and be served
  • When you are with us, you are our family
  • Participants spend their days in service and their evenings in play, in prayer, and in community