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Dorothy Day Outreach Center


  • Our doors and hearts are open...

    Contact Us
      Br. Gabriel M. Amato, T.O.R. 
    Director
    gamato@francis.edu

    Ms. Mary Carolyn Adams
    Assistant Director
    madams@francis.edu

    Phone:

    814.472.3347

    Hours of Operation:

    Food Pantry

    Tuesday – 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - To schedule call 472-2878 and leave a message on Monday that you will be coming on your scheduled day.

    Thursday – 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - To schedule call 472-2878 and leave a message on Wednesday that you will be coming on your scheduled day.

    Clothing Pantry

    Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday

    9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Weekends – Closed

    Financial Assistance – By appointment only – 472-2877

    Furniture – By appointment only – 472-2878


    The Dorothy Day Outreach Center, created in 1981,  is a volunteer-based agency on the Saint Francis University campus in Loretto  that strives to live out Franciscan values by following in the footsteps of its namesake, Dorothy Day. 

    Dorothy Day Collage

    Through generosity of the campus community and several local parishes, the center serves local families in need with support, programs, food, clothing and monetary assistance.

    We serve others with respect and dignity and provide hospitality and warmth to those who enter our modest home. We know that asking for assistance can be humbling, and we will not let anyone feel any less for needing help.

    Please contact us if you need assistance.  Our doors and hearts are open.

    Learn about services and programs at the Dorothy Day Outreach Center.

    Read our latest newsletter.


    • Sideline Cancer logo Spotlight

      Battling cancer and helping the poor

      For the first time, the Saint Francis University chapter of Sideline Cancer has partnered with Bro. Shamus to support his annual charity bicycle ride to benefit the Dorothy Day Outreach Center. The group will host fundraisers on campus this September to raise money for the Bro. Shamus Charity Ride.

      Learn what they have in common

    • DDOC exterior Spotlight

      Our doors and hearts are open...

      The Dorothy Day Outreach Center (DDOC) at Saint Francis University has announced new hours, effective immediately, to better serve its clients.

      Learn more

    • DDOC wine tasting spotlight

      Sip, savor, support...

      The Dorothy Day Outreach Center will host its 2nd annual wine tasting event as part of Saint Francis University’s Homecoming weekend celebration on Saturday, October 22. The wine tasting will run from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the John F. Kennedy Student Center on campus.

      Get the details

    • We Ride with Shamus Spotlight

      Your ride begins now...

      You can join Bro. Shamus on his charity ride to raise money for the Dorothy Day Outreach Center by organizing your own "ride" in your own city.

      Get involved

    • Shamus Shuffle Spotlight

      4th Annual Bro. Shamus Shuffle

      The Saint Francis University Social Committee is sponsoring the 4th annual Bro. Shamus Shuffle on Saturday, August 27 at the Memorial Field Pavilion in Ebensburg. Cyclers, runners and walkers are invited to join Bro. Shamus for a day along the Ghost Town Trail as he works toward his goal of raising $40,000 for the Dorothy Day Outreach Center.

      Join the ride