On this page:
- Mission Statement
- Latest Mission News
Please click on the links to the right under ‘Xavier Mission Pages’ for more information about each of our programs, including days and hours of operation, volunteer contact info, donation needs and latest happenings.
You can also download the Xavier Mission Brochure!
Xavier Mission is the new 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was born from the outreach programs of the Church of St. Francis Xavier. The roots of social justice at Xavier date back to early Jesuit outreach efforts to mid-19th century immigrants on New York’s Lower East Side. In the early 1980s during the recession, concerned parishioners of the Church began providing food and shelter in response to the plight of their fellow New Yorkers. Today, more than a quarter of a century later, our five programs are now operating collectively as Xavier Mission Inc., a multi-service community outreach organization housed at the Church of St. Francis Xavier.
Please see the “Latest Mission News” below for the announcement of Xavier Mission’s incorporation as a non-profit organization.
Xavier Mission at the Church of St. Francis Xavier seeks to welcome, serve and empower those in our New York City community who are in need of human and material support. We provide food, clothing, shelter and life-skills training, guided always by a spirit of love and respect and the goal of building self-sufficiency and self-esteem. Our work reflects the Jesuit principle of advocating social justice, and the church’s tradition of fostering a community where the poor and marginalized find a home.
Latest Mission News
As the next step of our incorporation process, Xavier Mission has new contact information for our staff and volunteer coordinators. Please click here for updated email addresses.
Please join us on Tuesday, December 4th at 6:30PM in the Xavier High School Student Chapel as the members of the 34th Session of the Life-Skills Training & Empowerment Program (L-STEP) share their powerful stories with our community and celebrate their graduation. We look forward to seeing you there!
Our Giving Trees are back! Please take a tag (or two or three)!
Xavier Mission was recently highlighted in a front page article of El Diario documenting hunger in the Hispanic community in New York. Executive Director, Cassandra Agredo, was also interviewed in a sidebar to the main article.