St. Patrick's Center provides emergency food, meals, respite for the homeless, clothing,
transportation, and recreational activities for people in need on Wilmington's east
side. Our services are provided in a welcoming, dignified, respectful, and caring
environment. We recognize that people require more than just basic needs-a person's
desire to be respected and accepted is not diminished because they are poor and
that desire does not fade as they become elderly.
The staff and volunteers of St. Patrick's Center, in the most profound but humble
Christian tradition, demonstrate love, value, and respect toward each person and
family we serve, inclusive of all cultures, faiths, and beliefs.
" I like coming to St. Patrick's Center because they really care about people and
help people out. They care about you and it shows. "
— Gary Carpickala
" There is a multitude of people that come regardless of race or ethnicity and they
are always welcome at St. Patrick's. "
— Alberta Henderson
" I have a lot of friends at the Center. It keeps me busy-playing games and taking
part in the programs. I've been to other places but always come back-I fell in love
with St. Patrick's. "
— Dessie Bussey
" I thank God for St. Patrick's Center because of the help I've received. St. Patrick's
is a wonderful place! "
— Deborah Kitt
" I enjoy meeting different people and everyone is so kind! "
— Billie Johnson
St. Patrick's May 2013 Newsletter
Last month 1,274 families came to us for fresh produce and 906 came for emergency
food. Our homeless population increased to over 30 each day.
The Center continues to serve a very large and increasing number of people.
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We need your help and are always grateful for: