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.
Our hospitality consists of an evening meal, a safe place to relax, access to a shower, fresh produce from our 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. We serve about 75 guests each evening.
Dinner is served Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 5:00pm to 6:00pm, with the doors opening at 4:00pm.
Free showers are offered on Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 2:30pm.
Peace and Nonviolent Resistance
The Catholic Worker Movement is an initiative with proven dedication to the countercultural 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.