ST FRANCIS CENTER
Rating: 4.5 stars 2 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Food, Religion
Location: 1835 S Hope St Los Angeles CA 90015 USA
Mission: The mission of St. Francis Center is to serve homeless and near-homeless families and individuals in the underserved neighborhoods of downtown Los Angeles in the manner of St. Francis of Assisi, by: •Serving their immediate needs •Educating, empowering and accompanying them •Providing them with the tools necessary to build better lives and neighborhoods •Addressing the systemic causes of poverty through advocacy
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I have been working with this nonprofit on a monthly basis for the past 5 years--- and they are awesome! They are big enough to handle many community projects, but small enough so that you feel like you are actually working when you are there. I know some places turn down volunteers, and that's sad-- but many places need you to come in and lend a hand--- there's the cool part-- serving the homeless--- but there are lots of other parts-- like doing dishes after the food is prepared- that need to be done to make this place run. Great management. Great heart!
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It was great helping out and reaching out to the less fortunate. I was glad to give a smile to at least one person when we handed out food to them. The Saint Francis Center is a wonderful way to do community service and you're able to bond with people. :)
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helping, giving service, and welcoming people.
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try to give as much food as possible.