St. Francis Catholic Worker Community

COVID-19 Nov. 2020 Update:

For anyone seeking our services, we are still opening at 7PM every night and serving dinner in shifts. Thank you for your patience as we work to slow the spread of COVID-19.

We need tents and sleeping bags as of Nov 9, 2020

What We Do

We are a community doing its best to practice the works of mercy. (See left)

The Columbia Catholic Workers currently operate two houses of hospitality--St. Francis House for men and Lois Bryant House for women.

We and our amazing volunteers have also operated Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen for over 30 years - currently at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.

We operate and depend on donations of all kinds. The community of Columbia is what makes this house work! Although some Catholic Workers donate part of their salary, we could not provide the hospitality we do without your help.

Welcome to Our Home!

Some of the Hospitality We Provide Year-Round

  • Breakfast and Dinner Everyday

  • Shelter for People Without a Home

  • Showers

  • Washing Machines and Dryers

  • Blankets and Clothing

  • Phone Calls

  • Basic Over-the-Counter Medicine

  • Religious Services

  • A Place Off the Streets to Rest

  • Lunch on Sundays

Hours of Operation (Men and Women's Shelter)

Monday-Friday: 7:00AM-8:30AM *7:00PM-9:30PM

Saturday: 7:00AM-9:30AM *7:00PM-9:30PM

Sunday: 11:00AM-2:00PM *7:00PM-9:30PM

*We open at 6:30PM instead of 7:00PM when Daylight Savings Ends

*We open everyday, but hours change for holidays

Dinner Served at 8PM except Thursdays it's 7PM.

Breakfast served at 7AM.

Hours of Operation (Loaves and Fishes)

*Everyday: Dinner served at 5:00PM

*Does not operate on Christmas or other certain holidays. On those days the evening meal is served at St. Francis House.

Seconds are served at 5:30, so please arrive before then if you need food.


Food and Other Goods:

Stop by anytime between 7:00AM and 9:30PM, and we can assist you in dropping off food and other goods such as:

    • Tents

    • Sleeping bags

    • Bedding and Blankets

    • Small-Medium Amounts of Clothing

    • Paper Towels

    • Toiletries

    • Linens

    • Coffee

    • Cereal

    • Leftovers

    • Anything a normal house could use!

If unsure, please call the number below for the Men's House and we can let you know if we can use it.

Monetary Donations:

We accept donations by check, cash and PayPal.

For checks and PayPal depending on which operation you would like to support, pay to the order of "St. Francis House" or "Loaves and Fishes" and mail it to:

St. Francis House

901 Rangeline St,

Columbia, MO 65201

Contact Us!

Men House: 573-875-4913

Women's House: *Please call the men's house for now!