Saint Joseph's House of Hospitality (Pittsburgh)

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St. Joseph's House of Hospitality is a home for homeless men in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1937 by the Catholic Radical Alliance on the principals of the Catholic Worker Movement, and like a few other such places, is named for St. Joseph the Worker. As a house of hospitality, the homeless are guests of the house, similar to being guests of a family, and they are charged a fee based on a sliding scale. Past resident directors have included Monsignor Charles Owen Rice.[1]

It has moved from its original location, but is still in the Hill District at 1635 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh PA (+1 412 471-0666). The current facility provides single occupancy locked rooms.[2] It is operated by Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh.[3] There are or were similar houses with the same name in New York City and Rochester, New York.

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  1. ^ "Flophouse Father". Time (Feb. 26). 1940-02-26. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  2. ^ "St. Joseph's House of Hospitality". Archived from the original on 2008-03-11. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  3. ^ Theiner, Manny (2008-04-17). "Music Preview:". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 

Coordinates: 40°26′42″N 79°59′11″W / 40.44492°N 79.98639°W / 40.44492; -79.98639