Mission

 

Report to Stakeholders

 

Management & Governance

 

Financials

 

Donors

 

Volunteers

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UNITED WAY:

DONOR OPTION # 272
(St John’s Hospice for Men)

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COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN:
OPTION # 25893

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A Program Of:
Catholic Social Services
Archdiocese of Philadelphia


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Contact Us
for information.

 

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SAINT JOHN’S HOSPICE

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Our Mission

 

Saint John’s Hospice
seeks to be a community
grounded in
faith and service
where homeless persons
find dignity,
respect,
nourishment,
and opportunities
for new beginnings.

 

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Report to Stakeholders 

Donors ~ Volunteers ~ Patrons ~ Staff

Saint John’s Hospice subscribes to openness and transparency principles for charitable organizations.  This report helps us fulfill that responsibility. 

Saint John’s Hospice serves homeless and other needy men among us.  We fulfill an essential ministry of the Church and are part of Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 

We serve in four distinct areas: 

40-bed residence for men—drug- and alcohol-free—to transition from homelessness to independence.  Our men meet with our case managers to work through what caused their homelessness and direct them to appropriate treatment and skill development. 

12-bed Good Shepherd Program for medically fragile homeless men.  Once again, this is a transition from homelessness to independence, working with our case managers. 

Day services for men in need—a nutritious and hot noon meal for more than 300 men each weekday; as well as counseling services, daily showers and clothing, and a mailroom for over 3,000. 

Overnight “Coffee House” for up to 27 men each night from 10 pm to 6 am.  We build trust and encourage our men to seek the help they need to break their own cycle of homelessness.  We provide refreshments, restrooms, showers, and staff support 365 nights a year. 

In all these services, we go beyond meeting basic and physical needs.  We strive to provide the dignity and respect that offers each of our guests the strength to break out of homelessness. 

Saint John’s Hospice serves all without discrimination.  We target our services to adult men regardless of faith, race, economic condition, health, or sexual orientation.  (CSS serves women and children through the Mercy Hospice and Women of Hope programs.) 

Saint John’s Hospice is highly respected among the needy.  We’re known on the street as “John’s” or “Father John’s”.  Our men see us as a holy place in addition to a place to get assistance and nourishment. 

We began in 1963—almost 50 years ago—as a ministry of St. John the Evangelist Church in center city.  The Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd served here for 25 years before turning Saint John’s over to CSS.  Saint John’s today has a Franciscan flavor, with the long service of Brother Kip Ledger, OFM Cap, and many Franciscan Capuchin postulants.   

Through almost half a century, we have been supported by donors and volunteers of all faiths.  Our mission embraces not only Christians but also our Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist brothers and sisters. 

 

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Management & Governance

Management ~ Archdiocese of Philadelphia

·   Secretariat for Catholic Human Services, Joseph J. Sweeney, Jr., Secretary

·   Catholic Social Services, James Amato, Deputy Secretary

·   Saint John's Hospice, Kevin Barr, Program, Director

Governance ~ Board of Directors of Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (click for list of Board Members)

Development ~ Saint John’s Hospice Advisory Board, established in March 2010 (click for list of Advisory board members)  

 

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Financials

Click for Evidence of 501(c)(3) (Non Profit) status. 

Click for latest IRS 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, for Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.   

Click for Budget & Revenues information about Saint John’s Hospice. 

 

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Donors

Saint John’s Hospice subscribes to A Donor Bill of Rights, developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and other organizations. 

We are happy to acknowledge donor names.  Check out our List of Donors for the last fiscal year.  We publish names of donors unless they request anonymity. 

Only volunteers and staff solicit funds for Saint John’s Hospice.  We do not hire solicitors. 

 

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Volunteers

Saint John’s Hospice relies on many volunteers in its ministry to homeless persons.  We could not fulfill our mission without this generous service. 

During the last fiscal year (July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012), volunteers contributed a total of more than 28,000 hours to fulfilling our mission.  This is equivalent to our having more than 14 extra full time employees on our staff. 

These hours include all help that we have received and for which we have not had to pay: individuals, groups, and community service volunteers. 

 

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2011

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