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Community Programs and Referrals 

In light of COVID-19 some of our programs have moved online, and others are closed in adherence to local and CDC healthcare guidelines. For more information on our COVID response see our COVID Resources Page.

Wednesday Food Distributions

In partnership with So What Else we host weekly grocery distributions on Wednesdays in front of our building starting at 11 am and continuing until supplies run out. Please contact Angela, angela@stfranciscenter.org for more information or if you would like to volunteer to assist. 

Narcotics Anonymous

Starting January 15th, weekly on Saturdays from 4:30 - 5:30 pm

This is operated by the NA branch of Baltimore City.  The Center provides space and resources to facilitate this program.  Meetings take place on Saturdays from 4:30-5:30 pm in the center.  They are confidentially led by trained and committed volunteers who have completed the program themselves.  Participants are supported throughout this process in a safe and understanding environment free from judgment and prejudice.

Contact Rodell Bailey El. at  rbaileyel@yahoo.com or 443-475-6696 for more information on this program. 

Community Computer Lab - Wednesdays, 9 am - 1 pm

Need to type your resume, fill out an application, or just want to leisurely use a computer? The Computer Lab serves all age groups (youth through the elderly)  in an effort to simultaneously build community connections while delivering much-needed life-skills training. The lab is currently open to the community every Wednesday from 9 am - 1 pm. Contact service@stfranciscenter.org to schedule time outside of open lab hours.

Wellness Wednesdays / Community Yoga - On Hold 

Our yoga instructor holds yoga classes several times a month that are free to the community.  These classes take place on the first Wednesday of the month from 12 - 2 pm and third Wednesday of the Month from 6:30 pm - 8 pm. 

Adult Education 

In collaboration with various Baltimore City and Reservoir Hill Community Partners, we strive to regularly provide job readiness training workshops, personal finance classes, guest speakers, mentoring, etc. to the broader 21217 community.  When SFNC is not actively hosting workshops- we can provide supplementary resources for neighborhood residents to contact other community partners who may be able to assist. 

Please see our event calendar, newsletters and social media for updates. 

Green Ups - On Hold 

Community clean up days, maintaining our green space, rain garden, or butterfly garden; growing vegetables and flowers in our raised garden beds, are just some of the activities we do.  Neighborhood residents work together to improve the community not only in an effort to beautify, but to increase community pride, solidarity, and work to curb violence and drugs.  Furthermore, the Green Ups aims to educate neighborhood residents and provide resources needed to create a healthy and sustainable environment within the community. Please contact Angela, angela@stfranciscenter.org for more information or if you would like to volunteer to assist. 

Stoop Nights 

St. Francis holds quarterly gatherings that provide an opportunity for all residents to socialize and hear updates from our staff and leadership. On average, over 100 residents from all over the neighborhood come and break bread together.  Building a sense of community through food and drink is a tried and true method of nourishing the mind, body, and soul. 

Corpus Christi Grocery Bag Program

Once a week on Mondays, Corpus Christi Catholic Church distributes groceries from the Center.  They provide residents the opportunity for a free bag of groceries.  Being a resident in Reservoir Hill/Penn North is required, and providing an ID. (9 am - 11 am) Contact Beth Steinrock - Beth.Steinrock@archbalt.org for more information on how to enroll in this program. 

Event Space Rental

Our newly renovated Center has rooms available for special events to rent. Reservoir Hill/Penn North residents are offered a discount. Please contact angela@stfranciscenter.org for details.

Reservoir Hill Resource Fair and Music Festival

Reservoir Hill/Penn North residents have historically had limited access to education, healthcare and food resources due to the low numbers of medical practices, clinics, hospitals and food retailers in the neighborhood. The resource fair was created in 2006 to bring these much needed resources to the Reservoir Hill/Penn North neighborhood but over time has grown into so much more including live music, fun activities for kids, food trucks and local craft vendors. Today the fair brings thousands of Baltimore City residents, as well as Reservoir Hill/Penn North neighbors, together for a day of fun, music, food and celebration.  This is always held the first Saturday in August. Videos featuring the festival can be found at the following links.

St. Francis Center Reservoir Hill Festival

Christen B - Be The One - St Francis Neighborhood Center - Reservoir Hill

Brooks Long Performs Live @ Reservoir Hill Festival

Service Referrals

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Our staff can help connect you to our partner organizations providing various resources in the City. Call our Center at 410-669-2612 for support and assistance. Click here to view our calendar of upcoming events, classes, and more.