House of hospitality

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A house of hospitality or hospitality house, in the United States, is an organization to provide shelter, and often food and clothing, to those who need it. Originally part of the Catholic Worker Movement, houses of hospitality have been run by other organizations, including organizations that are not Catholic or Christian. Founded on principals of Christian anarchism, the houses provide hospitality without charge and without requiring religious practice or attendance at services.[1] A variety known as a hospital hospitality house is for families displaced due to medical issues of a family member, and is often located near a medical centre.

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  1. ^ "Flophouse Father". Time. Vol. 35 no. 9. 1940. p. 60. ISSN 0040-781X. Retrieved 13 July 2008.