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: (216 communities)

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International: (32 communities)

Argentina | Australia | Belgium | 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)
Casa San Miguel (San Miguel, 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)
Peter Maurin Catholic Worker (Campo, CA)
Redwood City Catholic Worker House (Redwood City, CA)
Sacramento Catholic Worker (Sacramento, CA)
San Bruno Catholic Worker (San Bruno, CA)
San Diego Catholic Worker (San Diego, CA)
San Pedro Catholic Worker (San Pedro, CA)
Santa Rosa Catholic Worker (Santa Rosa, CA)
St. Benedict Catholic Worker (Fresno, CA)
Temenos Catholic Worker (San Francisco, CA)

Colorado [Menu]

Denver Catholic Worker (Denver, CO)

Connecticut [Menu]

Amistad Catholic Worker (New Haven, CT)
Dorothy Day Hospitality House (Danbury, CT)
New Covenant House of Hospitality (Stamford, 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)
Catholic Worker of St Petersburg (St Petersburg, FL)
Florida CW R&R (St Petersburg, FL)
Gainesville Catholic Worker House (Gainesville, FL)
Jorge Pettit Hospitality House (Fort Pierce, FL)
St Francis House of Hospitality (Orlando, FL)

Hawaii [Menu]

St. Damien Catholic Worker (Honolulu, HI)

Idaho [Menu]

Corpus Christi House (Boise, ID)

Illinois [Menu]

Clare House of Hospitality (Bloomington, IL)
Emmaus House (Chicago, IL)
Hedwig Haus of Hospitality (Charleston, IL)
Nativity House (Lockport, IL)
New Wineskins Catholic Worker House of Hospitality (Joliet , IL)
Peoria Catholic Worker (Peoria, IL)
St Francis of Assisi House of Hospitality (Chicago, IL)
St Jude Catholic Worker House (Champaign, 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)
Cesar Chavez House (East Chicago, 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)
New Hope CW Farm & Agronomic University (LaMotte, 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 Catholic Worker House (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Strangers & Guests Catholic Worker Community (Maloy, IA)

Kansas [Menu]

Divine Mercy Catholic Worker House (Lyons, KS)
Emmaus House (Garden City, KS)
Shalom Catholic Worker House (Kansas City, KS)

Kentucky [Menu]

Casa Latina Catholic Worker (Louisville, KY)

Lousiana [Menu]

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)
Great Barrington Catholic Workers (Great Barrington, MA)
Haley House (Boston, MA)
New Bedford Catholic Worker (New Bedford, 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]

Day House (Detroit, MI)
Mercy House (Ann Arbor, MI)
Mustard Seed Shelter (Saginaw, 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 Center (St Paul, 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 & Fishes Catholic Worker (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)
The Mennonite Worker (Minneapolis, MN)
Winona Catholic Worker (Winona, MN)

Missouri [Menu]

Carl Kabat House (St Louis, MO)
Cherith Brook Catholic Worker House (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)
Trinity Hills: Catholic Worker House and Farm of the Catholic Church of Southern Missouri (Rogersville, MO)
White Rose Catholic Worker Farm (LaPlata, MO)

Montana [Menu]

BitterRoot Catholic Worker Farm (Stevensville, MT)

Nevada [Menu]

Las Vegas Catholic Worker (Las Vegas, NV)

New Jersey [Menu]

Leavenhouse (Camden, NJ)

New Mexico [Menu]

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

New York [Menu]

Bethany House Rochester Catholic Worker (Rochester, NY)
Casa de la Paz (Wyandanch, NY)
Catholic Worker of Niagara Falls (Niagara Falls, NY)
Catholic Worker on Wheels (Syracuse, NY)
Dorothy Day House (Syracuse, NY)
Emmaus House (Albany, NY)
Father Stanley Rother Catholic Worker Mission (Jay, NY)
Friends of Dorothy Catholic Worker (Syracuse, NY)
Hesed House (Syracuse, NY)
Holy Family Catholic Worker (Elmsford , NY)
Ithaca Catholic Worker (Ithaca , NY)
Maryhouse (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)
Utica Catholic Worker (Utica, NY)
Zacchaeus House (Binghampton, NY)

North Carolina [Menu]

Community of the Franciscan Way (Pittsboro, NC)
Fr. Charles Mulholland Catholic Worker (Garner, NC)
Nazareth House Catholic Worker (Raleigh, NC)
Silk Hope Catholic Worker (Siler City, NC)

Ohio [Menu]

Alliance Catholic Worker (Alliance, OH)
CAIN/Grace Place (Churches Active In Northside) (Cincinnati, OH)
Casa San Jose (Cleveland, OH)
Catholic Worker Community of Akron (Akron, OH)
Cleveland Catholic Worker (Cleveland, OH)
Colette Marie Infant Home (Avon, OH)
Columbus Catholic Worker (Columbus, 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)
St. Zita Catholic Worker Community of Green Country (Broken Arrow, OK)
Tulsa Catholic Worker (Tulsa, OK)

Oregon [Menu]


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

Pennsylvania [Menu]

Catholic Worker House of Lancaster (Lancaster, PA)
Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm (Harveys Lake, PA)
Duncan & Porter House (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)
Sr Peter Claver House (Philadelphia, PA)
St. Martin de Porres Catholic Worker (Harrisburg, PA)
Thomas Merton Center (Pittsburgh, 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)

Texas [Menu]

A Simple Life (Bells, TX)
Casa Juan Diego (Houston, TX)
Denton Catholic Worker (Denton, TX)
Jonah House (Dallas, TX)
Mary House Catholic Worker (Austin, TX)
Maurin-Day House (Corpus Christi, 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]

Bethlehem Farm Catholic Worker (Chehalis, WA)
Bread & Roses Catholic Worker (Olympia, WA)
Little Creek Catholic Worker Farm (Lakebay, WA)
Seattle Catholic Worker (Seattle, WA)
Tacoma Catholic Worker (Tacoma, WA)

West Virginia [Menu]

Alderson Hospitality House (Alderson, WV)
Appalachian Catholic Worker (Spencer, 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)
Gilbert House Catholic Worker (Glenwood City, WI)
Martin Luther Catholic Worker (Milwaukee, WI)
Mary House of Hospitality (Wisconsin Dells, WI)
Place of Grace - A Catholic Worker Community (La Crosse, WI)
Rising Sun Garden (Soldiers Grove, WI)
St Francis Catholic Worker (Madison, WI)
Saint Isidore Catholic Worker Farm (Cuba City, WI)
The Jubilee House (Wausau, WI)
Waukesha catholic Worker Community (Waukesha, WI)

Argentina [Menu]

Casa del Trabajador Católico SAGRADA FAMILIA (Buenas Aires, AR)

Australia [Menu]

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

Belgium [Menu]

Catholic Worker Ghent (9000 GENT BELGIUM , BE)
De Katholieke Werker (BE)

Canada [Menu]

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

Dominican Republic [Menu]

Dominican Republic Catholic Worker (Santo Domingo, DO)

Germany [Menu]

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 46440, MX)
Casa de Hospitalidad CW - GDL (Guadalajara,Zapopán, JAL México 45180, MX)
Coatepec Mexico Catholic Worker (Coatepec, Veracruz, Mexico CP 19500)

New Zealand [Menu]

Joseph Cardijn CW (Christchurch, NZ)
Suzanne Aubert House (Christchurch 2, NZ)
Thomas Merton Catholic Worker (Lyttelton, NZ)

Philippines [Menu]

Nazareth House (Philippines)

South Korea [Menu]

Dorothy Day Spiritual Center (Seoul, South Korea)

Sweden [Menu]

The Fig Tree CW in Hammarkullen (SE 424 36 Angered)

The Netherlands [Menu]

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

Uganda [Menu]

Uganda Catholic Worker Community (Kampala, GB)

UK [Menu]

Catholic Worker in Glasgow (Glasgow)
London Catholic Worker (London)
The Catholic Worker Farm (Hertfordshire)