St. Francis Outreach
Contact: St. Francis Outreach Ministry
15 Hospital Center Commons, Suite 100E
Contact: Mary Ann Bell
Mission Statement: Saint Francis Outreach (SFO) works to follow Christ's example of helping the poor and the suffering. This ministry serves people living or working on Hilton Head Island by helping to pay their rent, utility, and other bills. We also provide clothing and furniture vouchers through the Saint Francis Thrift Shop.
We also partner with The Deep Well Project, Holy Family's Saint Vincent DePaul Society, and other local agencies to assist those in need. We also direct the hungry to the numerous local food agencies and can provide food cards to those in immediate need.
How SFO Works: Clients contact SFO by phone, email, or in person during Tuesday morning office hours. A volunteer will discuss each request for assistance with the client and evaluate the need and SFO's ability to help. If assistance is approved, the volunteer will contact the landload, utility company, or other creditor to arrange payment or the St. Francis Thrift Shop to set aside the needed items.
Volunteer Opportunities: At the present time, SFO has twenty-five volunteers. Additional volunteers are always welcome. Interested parishioners may contact SFO at the above phone number or email address to learn more.
Resource Requirements: The parish funds SFO at a level determined by the Finance Council. During the past fiscal year, the ministry has helped over 150 families and individuals in our community.