Community Outreach: Our Partners

Wellness Center


The Wellness Center on Church Street, a partnership between the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry and Saint Joseph College (West Hartford), serves the poor and underserved people of Hartford by providing basic medical services for people who are without health care benefits. In collaboration with the Sandwich Ministry and Outreach Program, student nurses and faculty provide education and health screenings to their clients. Wellness Center programs also provide educational opportunities for the students and faculty of Saint Joseph College and volunteer opportunities for the parishioners and friends of the Church and the Center. Partners in this ministry include Catherine's Place, the Sandwich Ministry and Outreach Program, the Manna Meals Program, and Malta House of Care Mobile Unit.