About Us

Mission Statement

With love, respect and compassion, the Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra provide essential services and transitional support to people experiencing the injustice of homelessness and extreme poverty.

Franciscan Workers is a 501c(3) tax exempt organization, IRS Section 170(b)(2)(iii) for both federal and state tax purposes. Federal tax ID #77-0081240

Contact Us

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Newsletters and Other Sacred Paper

Read the Winter 2013 Love Loudly newsletter and Winter 2013 donors list! Click below.

Who Is Dorothy?

Dorothy Day (November 8, 1897 – November 29, 1980) was an American journalist turned social activist, who with Peter Maurin, founded the Catholic Worker Movement. She became known for her social justice campaigns in defense of the poor, forsaken, hungry and homeless.

The Beginning

Dorothy's Place Hospitality Center has been on a special trajectory since 1982.

Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Jane Antón, President
William Warne, Vice President
Valerie Melo Fantl, Treasurer
Deborah Burke, Ph.D, Secretary

Companions of the Way Community

The primary staff for all Franciscan Workers programs are Companions of the Way. Our intentional community is self-governing and separate from Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra, yet lives and works in harmony with the poor and marginalized as we hope serve in Franciscan Worker programs. Our housing needs are met at no charge and we receive a small monthly allowance for unmet living expenses.

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