Welcome to the homepage of St. Francis-St. Vincent Homes! As an agency of Catholic Social Services in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, we have a proud tradition serving the needs of children and youth for over 165 years. Providing quality and compassionate care to pre-adolescents and teenagers, we offer residential and educational programs, case management, and both in-patient and outpatient clinical services for dependent and delinquent youth.
Saint Francis-St. Vincent Homes (SFSV) is fully accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) for human services agencies, and utilizes the research-based Sanctuary Model of trauma-informed care in our treatment approach with our clients. We are faith-based, mission driven and outcomes oriented. Our core values inspire us to promote the dignity and integral well-being of our clients and to strive for excellence in all we do.
Our residential services consist of six group homes for teenage boys, two for teenage girls, a maternity & mother-baby home, and a Structured Supervised Independent Living (SSIL) program.
We provide residential care for youth ages 12 through 20, with the capacity to serve up to 69 males and 40 females at any given time. While in our care, residents receive a full range of services in a safe, supportive and structured environment. Our highly trained, licensed and experienced staff develop individualized treatment plans that focus on life skills and educational achievement designed to guide youth toward healthy and successful futures.
St. Katharine Drexel School is an affirming and diverse learning environment offering individualized instruction to students challenged by various learning limitations and/or emotional difficulties. Skilled administrators and experienced faculty provide a consistent and structured setting that promotes creativity and fosters positive change in the life of each student.
Located on our main campus, this unique academic program is an ideal alternative to traditional school settings for youth with particular academic deficits and emotional/behavioral challenges. While at Saint Katherine Drexel all students earn credits toward their high school graduation requirements. The curriculum and support services prepare both SFSJSV residents and non-residential day students to transition back to their neighborhood school with the enhanced skills and improved attitude necessary to achieve their high school diploma.
(Residential & Out-Patient)
We offer a full range of clinical assessment and therapeutic treatment options:
- Psychiatric evaluations
- Individual, group and family therapy
- Medication management
- Crisis intervention/consultation
- Close collaboration with residential and social services
Donations & Contributions
Saint Francis-Saint Vincent Homes gratefully welcomes your donations to assist us in accomplishing our mission. Financial contributions can be made via check to the address below.
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable institution governed by a Board of Directors and subject to yearly independent audits, so you can be assured that all donations are solely used to support our program operations and services. All donations are fully tax deductible.
In-kind donations are also welcome. We are able to put to good use personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.), as well as new robes, blankets, pajamas, socks, underwear, towels and sheets. For babies and toddlers in our mother/baby residence, please call first for sizes and items needed, as these needs vary over time. If you would like to discuss making a donation, please call or e-mail:
Campus Ministry – Director of Spirituality
215-642-3078 ext: 33078