Social Services

Referrals for Social Services are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 AM to 12 noon year-round, and offer guidance for those seeking information about Child Care, SNAP (Food Stamps), Medicaid, Social Security Benefits, and other available benefits.

Clients are serviced on a first come first serve basis.

Referral Services are also available by appointment: Call 212-932-8040 for more information.

Senior Services

One Stop Senior Services counselors are onsite at the Franciscan Community Center on Tuesday and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and provide counseling, education, guidance and access to social services and entitlements for older adults.


Harlem Family Institute

The Franciscan Community Center is happy to offer individual, group and family counseling to our community through the dedicated staff and students of Harlem Family Institute. Jointly, we seek to deal directly with those problems that affect the well-being of our youth, adults and families. Counseling services are ongoing and by appointment.

The Harlem Family Institute is a parent-child center, an adult and youth therapy center and a psychoanalyst training institute that brings ultra-low-fee group and individual services to underserved communities. It trains suitable candidates holding a master's degree in any field in its five-year, part-time, training program, leading to the state exam for the New York State License in Psychoanalysis. Learn more by visiting HFI's website at

The Migrant Center


Inspired by the Franciscan tradition of ministering to people who are alienated, displaced or persecuted – the “pilgrims and strangers” in our midst – the Migrant Center at the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi welcomes immigrants/migrants of all ethnic backgrounds regardless of political or religious affiliation


1. Immigration Information Service: Assisting immigrants with their legal needs.
2. Solidarity and Advocacy aimed at protecting and promoting the rights and welfare of immigrants
3. Education aimed at raising public awareness and providing opportunities for involvement in initiatives that promote and protect the rights of immigrants in collaboration with other organizations and institutions.

More Info

For more information, please contact

Fr. Julian S. Jagudilla, O.F.M.
Director of the Migrant Center at the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi

135 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
212-736-8500, Ext. 377