St. Francis Neighborhood Center

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Computers & Technology
  • Education & Literacy


2405 Linden AvenueBaltimore, MD 21217 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

St. Francis Neighborhood Center is committed to breaking the cycles of poverty through education, inspiring self-esteem, self-improvement, and strengthening connections to the community.


St. Francis Neighborhood Center is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), community based organization in the Reservoir Hill area of Baltimore. Founded in 1963 as an outreach center for two local churches, the Center was incorporated in 1972 as a neighborhood nonprofit corporation, independent of any church affiliation. Since its inception, the Center has served as a cornerstone for community life for residents to meet, discuss, and to improve the quality of individual and communal life in Reservoir Hill. St. Francis' presence has served as a resource and catalyst for improving the lives of those in Reservoir Hill, and making Baltimore a better place.

Our programs create an approach that builds self-esteem, personal strength, academic, emotional, interpersonal, social, and community development that work to address complex challenges in an effort to break through the cycles of urban poverty. St. Francis Neighborhood Center offers Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings, personal counseling, community mediation, Peace Patrol walks, Community Library, Computer Lab, pot luck dinners, and an annual Health/Resource Fair. In an average month, we serve over 300 adults, youth, and families. All of our current programs, services, and events are free to the public.


Would you recommend St. Francis Neighborhood Center?
3 reviews Write a review
by Malachi D. (July 18, 2023)
I have other friends who need community service hours
by Callie C. from Denville, NJ (October 5, 2014)
I was only visiting Maryland for a day and let me tell you, I could not have felt more at home. Torbin and Christi were a pleasure to work with and could not have been more helpful. Everyone who volunteered was energetic and ready to work. It was a pleasure to work with not only other organizations but with people of the local community as well. No matter who was there to help, they were friendly and made me, an outsider, feel apart of the community. The program was well organized and they kept me very busy for the time I was volunteering. St. Francis Neighborhood Center was a delight and I thoroughly enjoyed spending my time accompanying them during my weekend stay! :)
by Rebecca B. from Towson, MD (April 9, 2014)
The staff at St. Francis was amazing! They have such a great team, and I am so thankful I was able to help clean their facility. Hope the kids enjoyed the clean house!

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