Francis House

Founded in 1975, the Siena/Francis House is Nebraska’s largest shelter, providing food, emergency shelter & clothing, along with outreach/case management to homeless families and individuals from Omaha and surrounding communities.  The Siena/Francis House also houses a residential chemical addiction treatment center, a day services center, an employment training program, and a medical clinic.  The Siena/Francis House has an “open door” policy, in that it endeavors to never turn away any person or family who comes to Sienna/Francis House in need, regardless of the circumstances that led them to seek help.

Volunteer Opportunity

St. Pius volunteers provide nourishment to the men, women and children seeking shelter at the Siena Francis House.  Volunteer opportunities include cooking main dishes or desserts or purchasing ingredients for side dishes. Most volunteers provide and deliver food once/month.  Substitute positions are also available.

We are looking for volunteers to help in the following ways:

  1. Francis House Cooks.
  • Choose the crew that works best for you! Pius Francis House Cooks provide meals on the 2nd Saturday and 3rd Sunday of each month as well as on the 4th Sunday of the month when there are 5 Sundays.
  • Prepare the dish assigned according to the recipe provided.
  • Deliver food to the Collection Captain’s house on the assigned dates.

2.   Francis House Collection Captains.

  • Contact each Cook on your crew during the week prior to the Pius serving day.
  • Receive food at your home on the serving day.
  • Arrange for food to be delivered to Francis House.

We ask that you prayerfully consider joining this important community ministry.

Contact: Michaela Smith