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A Photographic History of the Center

Vintage photos reveal FCB’s early daysVintage photos reveal the early days at the Franciscan Center. Since 1968, the Franciscan Center has provided emergency assistance and supportive outreach to persons who are economically disadvantaged in an effort to assist them in realizing their self worth and dignity as people of God.

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When a Catnap Turns Into a Home

Almost a year ago, Francis wondered into the parking lot and courtyard of the Franciscan Center. Not many people know that there is a lush little spot between Maryland Avenue and Howard Street where the grass is soft and green and there are trees that bloom in the spring and provide shade to the summer […]

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It Is the Week to Put Food in Your Mailbox

Last Friday, at the Franciscan Center, Lt. Governor Brown, Mayor Rawlings-Blake,(along with many others) launched the 26th annual Harvest for the Hungry, a state wide healthy food drive. Pin It

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Franciscan Center Getting Men Back to Work

It’s a look Ronald Brown hasn’t seen in more than a dozen years. “The last time I wore a suit was my grandmother’s funeral back it 1998,” he said. But today, Brown is suiting up to change his life after years of nowhere and nothing to call his own.

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Is the Franciscan Center Baltimore’s Newest Concert Venue?

Maryland songwriter and acoustic guitarist Ken Gutberlet lent his vocal styling and fret-work last Thursday as hundreds of people enjoyed a hot nutritious meal in the Center’s dining room. Pin It

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What Are You Thankful for This Thanksgiving?

Each moment, every decision, we impact people around us. Often the simplest choice can dramatically change the trajectory of others.

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Baltimore Family Battles Cancer & Poverty

Less than two hundred dollars, the access to partnering programs, and a volunteer to guide the way. That is all it took. Pin It

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Top 10 Reasons To Volunteer

Today is Volunteer Appreciation Day at the CenterWe are deeply thankful to the groups and individuals who give their time, talents and heart to the Center and our clients. Last year we had over 9,700 volunteer hours. Without these committed people the outreach and positive impact we have on our community would be impossible to […]

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Empowering People with Power

Getting the electric back onThe intention of the Franciscan Center is to tell you the real life stories of the community that we serve everyday. Here is a short story about a family, that we were able to assist, with the help from our partners. We hope to share more of these in the coming […]

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Being Homeless: The American Dream?

At the end of the day, when we all go our homes, do we think about those who live in our communities who find themselves with broken dreams, and rats?

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