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Monday through Friday9 A.M.-12 P.M & 1 P.M.-4 P.M.Saturday by Appointment
Br. Martin Zatsick, TOR, Director of Dorothy Day Centermzatsick@francis.edu814-472-3359
Ms. Mary Carolyn AdamsDorothy Day Center Assistantmadams@francis.edu814-472-2877
"The Gospel takes away our right, forever, to discriminate between the deserving and the undeserving poor." - Dorothy Day
The Dorothy Day Center, created in 1981, is a volunteer-based agency that strives to live out Franciscan values by following in the footsteps of our namesake, Dorothy Day. Through kindness and generosity of campus administration, faculty, staff, and members of several local parishes the center is given the opportunity to serve local families in need with support, programs, food, clothing and monetary assistance.
We serve others with respect and dignity and provide hospitality and warmth to those that enter our modest home. You will be greeted with a warm smile and hello. We know that asking for assistance can be humbling, and we will not let anyone feel any less for needing help.
Please contact us if you need assistance and if you want to visit us on the Saint Francis campus in Loretto. Our doors and hearts are open.
A donation of your time, food, clothing, appliances, or money will go a long way in helping a family in need. We continually provide assistance to families within our region. With the assistance of agencies and volunteers, the DDC has helped more than 1,500 families in need. If you are interested in volunteering your service, please fill out our Program Registration Form. If you'd like to make a donation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 814-472-3347 or fax 814-472-2870.
We participate in programs geared toward children, the elderly, veterans, the poor, and people with special needs. Volunteers assist with our services, which include:
Saint Francis University117 Evergreen DriveP.O. Box 600Loretto, PA 15940