Community Outreach

Catherine’s Place


Catherine's Place is a collaboration of the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry and the Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation. Catherine's Place opened in November 2004 as a "no-freeze" shelter. That experience made it apparent that there was a critical need for transitional housing for women in Hartford. Catherine's Place re-opened in November 2005 as a year-round transitional home for homeless women in recovery. Fifteen women, who may stay for up to one year, are provided living accommodations and meals. Case workers are provided for each resident. Area social service agencies assist residents in securing employment, housing, and other necessities for independent living.


Donations Needed

Donations of the following items are greatly needed for Catherine's Place:

  • Juice
  • Butter & Sugar
  • Cereal
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Coffee
  • Bread (wheat)
  • 1 Gallon ziplock bags

Please bring your donations to the plastic bin marked "Catherine's Place" at the back of the church.

Thank you for your generosity!