Posts Tagged ‘homeless’

Meet Thurman ~ Another SFC Success Story!

June 29th, 2016 by Charmaine

June 29, 2016 We are excited to introduce you to Thurman, a guest of SFC for over a year who has recently experienced success in improving his life and changing his current circumstances. Thurman has been attending breakfast services for the homeless while living at the LA Mission. He is taking computer classes and working […]

Happy National Volunteer Week!

April 13th, 2016 by Charmaine

April 13, 2016 • St. Francis Center is so grateful for the 3,500 volunteers that dedicated over 21,000 hours to Serving Hope in the last year. The Center’s small staff distributes over 1 million pounds of food through our programs and volunteers play a vital role in supporting every aspect of SFC’s daily operations. Volunteer Group […]

Extended programs for homeless guests at SFC!

April 6th, 2016 by Charmaine

April 6, 2016 • SFC’s Homeless Well Being Program is designed to help end the cycle of poverty for our guests, who may find themselves at our doorstep due to a variety of life-changing events, including job loss, addiction, illness or injury. The Homeless Well-Being Program provides homeless guests with warm meals and sack lunches six […]

SFC + UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic

March 16th, 2016 by Charmaine

March 16, 2016 • St. Francis Center is grateful to have an ongoing partnership with the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic, providing our underserved guests with high-quality eye care. Last week 9 homeless and extremely-low income guests were given the opportunity to receive a free eye exam, glaucoma screening and a pair of prescription glasses. The UCLA […]

Meet Lionel~A True SFCLA Success Story!

March 9th, 2016 by Charmaine

March 9, 2016 • Every other Saturday the dedicated members of the Order of Malta serve a fully cooked, hot breakfast to SFCLA’s homeless guests. Equipped with special hygiene kits and socks, this wonderful group of volunteers is always willing to greet each person with a smile and treat them with respect, truly embodying the […]

Spring Break at SFCLA!

March 2nd, 2016 by Charmaine

March 2, 2016 • Each spring students at universities across the country participate in Alternative Break or Immersion programs. During Spring Break these students explore social issues through meaningful service and reflection, utilizing their time off from school to strengthen communities and serve those in need. At SFCLA we are grateful to have several partnerships […]

Lenten Reflections 2016

February 10th, 2016 by Charmaine

February 10, 2016 • Pope Francis announced the start of an extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy in December, saying he wants to make it evident that the Church’s mission is to be a witness of compassion. Then in January in his annual message to kickoff the upcoming 40-day Lenten season, he calls on us to, “Overcome our […]

Meet the talented winners of SFC’s first art contest!

February 3rd, 2016 by Charmaine

February 3, 2016 • Last month SFC held its first art contest for guests who utilize our programs. We believe by giving our guests the means and opportunity to share their artistic gifts, we are restoring hope needed to lead to positive change. Meet the winners: This is the Homeless Art Winner, Rubeny Lipania. He chose […]

SFC Congratulates Newly Elected Franciscan Friars Leaders!

January 27th, 2016 by Charmaine

January 27, 2016 • SFC congratulates Fr. David Gaa, Order of Friars Minor (OFM), the new provincial minister of the Franciscan Friars of the St. Barbara Province, which comprises 165 friars in the western United States. The Franciscan friars are members of the Order of Friars Minor, the Catholic religious community founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1209. The […]

You could win big!

January 13th, 2016 by Charmaine

•January 13, 2016• $6 = 2 Powerball ticketsTonight is the Powerball drawing for a $1.5 billion prize!  Chance to win = 1 in 292 million But if you donate to St. Francis Center: $6 = 5 warm meals for a homeless individual Chance to change a life =  100% Feeling lucky? Donate now! Want to be […]