Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation
Inspiring Hope and Supporting Empowerment to Transform Lives
Care for the destitute, suffering poor has engaged the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in Italy for 70 years. The Sisters’ programs in Messina provides a safe space for adolescents and young people from low-income families who lack opportunities and encourages a more just society that is inclusive of all. In Frascati the Sisters assist the imprisoned and the mentally ill in their difficult and lonely rehabilitation.
In Padua, immigrant victims of human trafficking find safe haven and essential professional services as they begin their journey towards freedom and independence. Homeless men and women in Rome enjoy socialization, and adolescents, university students and families benefit from counseling and retreats.