The Mission of Catholic Health Care Services is rooted in the Mission of the Roman Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Catholic Health Care Services is committed to excellence in the provision of care because we believe that all people, created in the image and likeness of God, possess an innate dignity and destiny. We believe that human life must be respected at every stage, from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death.
We respond to the example of Jesus Christ in the Gospels by serving seniors through the provision of physical, psychosocial and spiritual care.
We are committed to the Church’s preferential option to serve the poor, and so we strive to serve those in need with compassion and through responsible stewardship.
St. John Neumann Place is the unique result of converting the former St. John Neumann High School for Boys into affordable housing for income-eligible seniors. When the Archdioceses of Philadelphia announced the plan to consolidate the former high school with St. Maria Goretti across Broad Street, the local community came together to request that the Archdiocese convert the building into housing for seniors.
From the beginning, the community was actively encouraged to share their ideas and opinions. The support for the renovation plan was consistently positive. Potential residents, their families and neighbors have expressed their appreciation for this wonderful next phase in the “life” of this property. Funding for the development came from Section 42 tax credits, our equity partners (PNC Bank and Beneficial Bank), the City of Philadelphia, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
SJNP opened its doors in March 2008 to serve income-eligible individuals age 62 and older and who are seeking an affordable community in a beautiful and welcoming environment.