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Franciscan Outreach Association
Carolin Hon 24 August 2013
Transcript of Franciscan Outreach Association
Trained case managers help our guests:
set goals & establish priorities
find and access housing & social services
complete applications for various programs
build a better life
Throughout our history, our primary focus has been on serving the poor by providing them with basic services that preserve their lives and their dignity while engaging in efforts to help them improve their lives.
Providing food, shelter and the tools to help the homeless in Chicago build a better life.
Franciscan Outreach Association was started in 1963 by Fr. Phillip Marquard when he opened a half-way house for ex-offenders. Since our founding, we have operated a wide variety of ministries that serve the poor and homeless in Chicago.
An emergency overnight shelter on West Harrison. Every night of the year, we accommodate 217 men and 40 women and provide guests with supper, breakfast, showers and visits by medical and mental health outreach workers.
Franciscan House of Mary & Joseph
We offer our services without regard to the religious affiliation of our guests and do not conduct any kind of religious services for them.
A soup kitchen here on LeMoyne and Paulina in Wicker Park. In a dining room setting, guests enjoy a full supper with a main course and side dishes. We also provide showers, free drop-off laundry service and visits by health care workers.
The Marquard Center
Case Management Program
Streets to Home:
vouchers for 43 units of supportive housing
provide general case management services and place homeless individuals into housing
Two Fast-Track Housing Programs
The Interim Housing program at Franciscan House:
14 participants who have 24 hour access to the shelter
goal is to move to permanent housing in 120 days
life skills classes, motivational meetings, opportunities for job training, skill building through volunteering
We run two overnight shelters, a soup kitchen, offer case management services and have two fast-track housing programs.
FOA in Numbers
times we provided a homeless person with a safe place to sleep
nutritious meals were served to hungry men and women
guests moved off the streets into permanent housing
showers were taken by homeless individuals at the Marquard Center
bags of laundry were washed, dried and folded for homeless men and women
FOA's guests come from all walks of life.
FOA had help from
Newly acquired overnight shelter open 365 days a year. The shelter accommodates up to 65 men. Guests receive dinner upon arrival and are served coffee and donuts in the morning.
Franciscan Annex Shelter