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Educating and Serving Philadelphia's Immigrant Community

Sisters of Saint Joseph Welcome Center

"In the just and compassionate spirit of Saint Joseph, the Welcome Center offers opportunities that enable immigrants and others to improve the quality of their lives through access to education, support services and programs leading to self-sufficiency. This neighborhood center in urban Philadelphia extends hospitality, linking newcomers and persons with resources for the enrichment of both."

- SSJ Welcome Center Mission Statement


It's our 12th Birthday!

On March 23rd, Welcome Center staff and volunteers celebrated 12 years of serving our dear neighbors in Kensington. Click here to see Sr. Pat's beautiful video commemorating the wonderful work and dedication of our sisters and friends. 



The SSJ Welcome Center celebrates St. Joseph's Day by serving our hungry neighbors in need. 

March 19th is St. Joseph's Day, a very special day of our Sisters and friends at the SSJ Welcome Center! We spent the afternoon making sandwiches to share with our hungry neighbors in need in the spirit of unifying love as exemplified by the dedication of St. Joseph.

Click here to check out our video!!


Listen to our SSJ Mission Corps Volunteer's opening prayer here!





- Mission Statement, Sisters of Saint Joseph, Philadelphia“We live and work so that all people may be united with God and one another.”