“I know there are so many people out there that need help and I couldn’t imagine not doing something about it.”

As a Franciscan ministry, we invite people into our community. We invite our guests to use our services. We invite our volunteers, donors and our team to engage with our guests.

Many have found that this encounter and engagement has changed how they view people who are experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty, the world – and themselves. This culture of encounters helps us build bridges to a better life for those in our city who suffer the most.

Everybody is welcome in our community – irrespective of religious beliefs or personal background. Catholic social teachings guide our actions. Central to all we do is the life and dignity of the human person. We are one human family, whatever our national, racial, ethnic and ideological differences.

We are called at St. Anthony’s to build such a human community on love. We believe that every person has a fundamental right to a dignified life and should have their basic needs met.

Our mission to create a society in which all persons flourish drives our advocacy work that is based on our core beliefs.

St. Anthony's End to End Approach