Our Mission
In the spirit of Dorothy Day,
The Youngstown Catholic Worker is a community, founded on personal relationships, committed to learning and living the gospel of love through hospitality and peaceful resistance to injustice.

The Dorothy Day House of Hospitality opened its doors on November 22, 2009. Our hospitality consists of an evening meal, coffee, a safe place to relax, access to a shower, the opportunity to plant and harvest a garden, and most of all a warm welcome with the offer of friendship and the promise of respect for everyone who walks through our doors. Dinner is served Monday and Tuesday nights from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M, and we often serve 40 guests in an evening. Free showers are offered on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 3:00 pm

Peace and Non-violent Resistance and Human Trafficking
The Catholic Worker Movement is an initiative with a track record of proven dedication to the counter-cultural principles of Jesus, principles that set the norms of society upside down. The Youngstown Catholic Worker Initiative is part of this movement that works stubbornly and tirelessly for peace and social justice. In a world that has excluded two-thirds of humanity from a place at the table, the Catholic Worker by its tireless activism and willingness to challenge unjust laws and social custom – even when it has meant jail time and other social repercussions – insists that the last will be first.

Roundtable discussions of social justice topics are held at the Youngstown Dorothy Day House on the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.

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