The Catholic Worker Movement

Directory of Catholic Worker Communities

Catholic Workers live a simple lifestyle in community, serve the poor, and resist war and social injustice. Most are grounded in the Gospel, prayer, and the Catholic faith, although some houses on this list state that they are interfaith. Each Catholic Worker house is independent and there is no "Catholic Worker headquarters".

Income for Catholic Worker houses can come from outside jobs held by members or by cottage industries developed by the community, but most houses survive on donations. Every Catholic Worker house can use donations of money and/or specific items like food, clothing, etc...Most can also use volunteers from the surrounding community to help with the work. If you feel called to do something about poverty and homelessness in your community, your local Catholic Worker house would be a great place to start. This is a list of all the Catholic Worker communities that we know about, indexed by state or country.


United States: (207 communities)

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International: (25 communities)

Australia | Canada | Dominican Republic | France | Germany | Mexico | New Zealand | Philippines | South Korea | Sweden | The Netherlands | Uganda | UK |

Alabama [Menu]

Mary's House (Birmingham, AL)

Arizona [Menu]

Andre House of Hospitality (Phoenix, AZ)
Casa Maria (Tucson, AZ)
Quixote's Garage (Prescott, AZ)

California [Menu]

Abundant Grace Coastside Worker (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Beatitude House (Guadalupe, CA)
Burning Bush: Center for the Working Poor (Los Angeles, CA)
Casa de Clara (San Jose, CA)
Dorothy Day House CW (Berkeley, CA)
Earth Abides Catholic Worker Farm (Sheep Ranch, CA)
Elizabeth House (Berkeley, CA)
Franciscan Workers of Junipero Serra (Salinas, CA)
High Desert Catholic Worker (Apple Valley, CA)
Isaiah House - Orange County Catholic Worker (Santa Ana, CA)
Los Angeles Catholic Worker Community (Los Angeles, CA)
Martin de Porres House of Hospitality (San Francisco, CA)
Night on the Streets - Catholic Worker (Berkeley, CA)
Oakland Catholic Worker (Oakland, CA)
Redwood City Catholic Worker House (Redwood City, CA)
San Bruno Catholic Worker (San Bruno, CA)
San Diego Catholic Worker (Sand Diego, CA)
St. Benedict Catholic Worker (Fresno, CA)
Temenos Catholic Worker (San Francisco, CA)

Colorado [Menu]

Denver CW House (Denver, CO)

Connecticut [Menu]

Amistad Catholic Worker (New Haven, CT)
Dorothy Day Hospitality House (Danbury, CT)
St Francis House (New London, CT)
St Martin de Porres House (Hartford, CT)
St Vincent de Paul Place (Middletown, CT)

District of Columbia [Menu]

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House (Washington, DC)

Florida [Menu]

Banyan Abbey (Homestead, FL)

Hawaii [Menu]

Wallyhouse Catholic Worker (Honolulu, HI)

Idaho [Menu]

Corpus Christi House (Boise, ID)

Illinois [Menu]

Emmaus House (Chicago, IL)
Hedwig Haus of Hospitality (Charleston, IL)
Nativity House (Lockport, IL)
New Wineskins Catholic Worker House of Hospitality (Joliet , IL)
St Francis of Assisi House of Hospitality (Chicago, IL)
St. Marcellus Catholic Worker Houses for Homeless (Kane, IL)
Su Casa Catholic Worker Community (Chicago, IL)

Indiana [Menu]

Bloomington Christian Radical / Catholic Worker (Bloomington, IN)
House of Bread and Peace (Evansville, IN)
House of the Little Flower (Indianapolis, IN)
St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker (South Bend, IN)

Iowa [Menu]

Clare House Catholic Worker (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Des Moines Catholic Worker (Des Moines, IA)
Emma Cornelis Hospitality House (Ft Madison, IA)
Hope House (Dubuque, IA)
Iowa City Catholic Worker (Iowa City, IA)
Mustard Seed Community Farm (Ames, IA)
Oaks of Mamre Catholic Worker (Davenport, IA)
Simone Weil and Peter Maurin House -- Monastic (Dubuque, IA)
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Worker (Waterloo, IA)
St. John of the Cross (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Strangers & Guests Catholic Worker Community (Maloy, IA)

Kansas [Menu]

Emmaus House (Garden City, KS)

Kentucky [Menu]

Casa Latina Catholic Worker (Louisville, KY)

Lousiana [Menu]

Matt Talbot House (Clinton, LA)
New Orleans Catholic Worker (New Orleans, LA)

Maryland [Menu]

Catholic Worker Community (Silver Spring, MD)
Viva House, Baltimore Catholic Worker (Baltimore, MD)

Massachusetts [Menu]

catholicworker.org (Newtonville, MA)
Haley House (Boston, MA)
Noonday Farm (Winchendon Springs, MA)
Rosie's Place (Boston, MA)
SS Francis & Therese Catholic Worker (Worcester, MA)
The Mustard Seed (Worcester, MA)

Michigan [Menu]

Catherine of Sienna Catholic Worker (Frederic, MI)
Day House (Detroit, MI)
Mercy House (Ann Arbor, MI)
St Ambrose Catholic Worker (Saginaw, MI)
St Ambrose Catholic Worker (Saginaw, MI)
Ibdaa House (Yipsilanti, MI)

Minnesota [Menu]

Annie's Place on Oxford (Roseville, MN)
Central Minnesota Catholic Worker (St. Joseph, MN)
Dorothy Day Hospitality House (Rochester, MN)
Dorothy Day House of Hospitality (Moorhead, MN)
Friends of Dorothy Day (St. Paul, MN)
Hildegard House Catholic Worker (Duluth, MN)
Lake City Catholic Worker Farm (Lake City, MN)
Loaves and Fishes Community (Duluth, MN)
Maryhouse of Little Canada (Little Canada, MN)
Rye House (Minneapolis, MN)
Solanus Casey House of Hospitality (Stillwater, MN)
St Francis House (Stillwater, MN)
Mennonite Worker (Minneapolis, )
Winona Catholic Worker (Winona, MN)

Missouri [Menu]

Carl Kabat House (St Louis, MO)
Cherith Brook Catholic Worker (Kansas City, MO)
Columbia Catholic Worker Community (Columbia, MO)
Ella Dickson House (St Louis, MO)
Karen House Catholic Worker (St Louis, MO)
Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen (Columbia, MO)
St Francis House (Columbia, MO)
White Rose Catholic Worker Farm (La Plata, MO)

Montana [Menu]

BitterRoot Catholic Worker Farm (Stevensville, MT)

Nevada [Menu]

Las Vegas Catholic Worker (Las Vegas, NV)

New Mexico [Menu]

Casa de las Comunidades Catholic Worker (Albuquerque , NM)
Trinity House Catholic Worker (Albuquerque, NM)

New York [Menu]

Arkport Catholic Worker Homestead (Arkport, NY)
Bethany House Catholic Worker (Rochester, NY)
Casa de la Paz (Wyandanch, NY)
Catholic Worker on Wheels (Syracuse, NY)
Dorothy Day House (Syracuse, NY)
Emmaus House (Albany, NY)
Friends of Dorothy Catholic Worker (Syracuse, NY)
Hesed House (Syracuse, NY)
Holy Family Catholic Worker (Elmsford , NY)
Ithaca Catholic Worker (Ithaca , NY)
Malcolm House Catholic Worker (Voorheesville, NY)
Maryhouse (New York, NY)
New York Catholic Worker (New York, NY)
Peter Maurin Farm (Marlboro, NY)
Slocum House (Syracuse, NY)
St. Joseph House (New York, NY)
St Joseph's House of Hospitality (Rochester, NY)
St. Francis Farm (Lacona, NY)
Unity Acres (Orwell, NY)
Unity Kitchen Community of the CW (Syracuse, NY)
Zacchaeus House (Binghampton, NY)

North Carolina [Menu]

Community of the Franciscan Way (Pittsboro, NC)
Fr. Charles Mulholland Catholic Worker (Garner, NC)
Rose of Sharon Catholic Worker (Durham, NC)
Silk Hope Catholic Worker (Siler City, NC)

Ohio [Menu]

Alliance Catholic Worker (Alliance, OH)
CAIN/Grace Place (Churches Active In Northside) (Cincinnati, OH)
Catholic Worker Community of Akron (Akron, OH)
Cleveland Catholic Worker (Cleveland, OH)
Dorothy Day House of Hospitality (Youngstown, OH)
Friendship Room (Steubenville, OH)
Lydia's House (Cincinnati, OH)
Mary Queen of Peace House (Dayton, OH)
St Francis / St Joseph Catholic Worker (Cincinnati, OH)
St Herman's Monastary & House of Hospitality (Cleveland, OH)
The Lamb Catholic Worker (Columbus, OH)

Oklahoma [Menu]

Archbishop Oscar Romero Catholic Worker House (Oklahoma City, OK)
Enid Catholic Worker (Enid, OK)
Stanley Rother Catholic Worker (Tulsa, OK)
Tulsa Catholic Worker (Tulsa, OK)

Oregon [Menu]


Eugene Catholic Worker Community (Eugene, OR)
Portland Catholic Worker (Portland, OR)

Pennsylvania [Menu]

Catholic Worker House of Lancaster (Lancaster, PA)
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm (Harveys Lake, PA)
Duncan and Porter (Pittsburgh, PA)
House of Grace Catholic Worker (Philadelphia, PA)
Jubilee Soup Kitchen (Pittsburgh, PA)
Lighthouse Catholic Worker (Scranton, PA )
Mary the Apostle Catholic Worker (Erie, PA)
St. Martin de Porres Catholic Worker (Harrisburg, PA)

Rhode Island [Menu]

Amos House (Providence, RI)
Blackstone Valley Catholic Worker (Central Falls, RI)

South Dakota [Menu]

Emmaus Catholic Worker House (Yankton, SD)

Tennesse [Menu]

Dorothy Day House of Hospitality (Memphis, TN)
Manna House (Memphis, TN)
Nashville Greenlands (Nashville, TN)
Riverside Community Catholic Worker (Nnoxville TN)

Texas [Menu]

Casa Juan Diego (Houston, TX)
Jonah House (Dallas, TX)
Mary House Catholic Worker (Austin, TX)
San Antonio Catholic Worker (San Antonio, TX)
Tabor House (El Paso, TX)
Tomorrow's Bread Today (Splendora, TX)

Virginia [Menu]

Casa Alma, Charlottesville Catholic Worker (Charlottesville, VA)
Little Flower Catholic Worker Farm (Trevilians, VA)
Norfolk Catholic Worker (Norfolk, VA)
St Francis Catholic Worker (Spotsylvania, VA)

Washington [Menu]

Tacoma Catholic Worker (Tacoma, WA)

West Virginia [Menu]

Alderson Hospitality House (Alderson, WV)
Appalachian Catholic Worker (Spencer, WV)
Daniel Berrigan House (Wheeling, WV)
Family Worker Farm (Harts, WV)
House of Hagar Hospitality House (Wheeling, WV)

Wisconsin [Menu]

A Place of Peace (Stevens Point, WI)
Anathoth Community Farm (Luck, WI)
Casa Esther (Omro, WI)
Casa Maria Catholic Worker House (Milwaukee, WI)
Catholic Worker Archives (Milwaukee, WI)
Place of Grace - A Catholic Worker Community (La Crosse, WI)
St. Francis Catholic Worker (Madison, WI)
Saint Isidore Catholic Worker Farm (Cuba City, WI)
Waukesha catholic Worker Community (Waukesha, WI)

Australia [Menu]

Dorothy Day House of Hospitality (Brisbane , Australia)
Peter Maurin Farm (Greensland , Australia)

Canada [Menu]

Benedict Labre House (Montreal, PQ, CA)
Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Worker (Waterloo, ON, CA)
St John the Compassionate Orthodox Mission (Toronto, ON)
The Parkland Worker (Swan River, MB CAN)
The Vancouver Catholic Worker - Samaritan House (Vancouver, BC,CA)

Dominican Republic [Menu]

Dominican Republic Catholic Worker (Santo Domingo, DO)

Germany [Menu]

Abuna-Frans-Haus (Essen, GER)
Bread and Roses - Base community (22177 Hamburg, DE)
Kana Gemeinshaft (D-44145 Dortmund, DE)

France [Menu]

Calais Catholic Worker (Calais, FR)

Mexico [Menu]

Casa Colibri (Hostotipaquillo, JAL MEX)
Casa de Hospitalidad CW - GDL (Guadalajara,Zapopán, JAL México 45180, MX)

New Zealand [Menu]

Berrigan House (Wellington, New Zealand)
Suzanne Aubert House (Christchurch 2, NZ)
Te Puawai o te Aroha (Otaki, New Zealand)

Philippines [Menu]

Nazareth House (Philippines)

South Korea [Menu]

Dorothy Day Spiritual Center (Seoul, South Korea)

Sweden [Menu]

Mustard Seed Community (Lulea, Sweden)
The Fig Tree CW in Hammarkullen (SE 424 36 Angered)

The Netherlands [Menu]

Amsterdam Catholic Worker (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Harriet Tubman Huis (Amsterdam, AN)

Uganda [Menu]

Uganda Catholic Worker Community (Kampala, GB)

UK [Menu]

Austin Smith House (Birmingham, England)
Catholic Worker in Glasgow (Glasgow)
Kent CW (Kent, England)
London Catholic Worker (London)
The Catholic Worker Farm (Hertfordshire)