About The Kitchen

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The Mission

“To create a place where persons, especially the poor are welcomed and cared for with dignity and compassion”

The Vision

The Kitchen will be widely recognized as a progressive innovator for meeting needs and addressing root causes of poverty and homelessness. Services of the Kitchen Include: Housing, food, counseling, clothing advocacy, life skills, and homeless prevention.

The Values

The services developed and decisions made at the Kitchen are driven by the social teachings of the Catholic Church, the Spirit of Saint Francis, the inspiration of our founder sister Lorraine Biebel, the Little Portions of Franciscan Sisters and the following core values:

  • Respect
  • Dignity
  • Quality
  • Services
  • Compassion