A Project of the Outreach Ministries of the Southern Tier


Our parishes operate a mobile shower unit with provides safe facilities for the less-fortunate in our area. Those in need are given a shower, a fresh set of clothes, and a hot meal. We also offer such services a s podiatry, a mobile medical unit, case workers, hairstylists, and others.

Showers run every week throughout the year on Thursdays from 11:30am-1:30pm behind the St. Patrick’s Parish Hall


Let’s Restore Dignity and Self-Worth: Our Story

Pope Francis designed 2016 as the Year of Mercy. At a joint Parish Council meeting of St. Patrick’s and St. Thomas Aquinas during that Year of Mercy, the idea of showers for the homeless came about as a result of Pope Francis constructing a spot in St. Peter’s Square where the homeless were provided with a shower and a haircut. We began to research the idea and found that some cities were offering this service with a mobile unit. The idea of such a unit appealed to us as we could move it to the various locations where there was a need. We introduced the idea to the parishes, which supported it enthusiastically, and we received additional support from the local government agencies and churches of other denominations.

Southern Tier Tuesdays: Showers of Hope

Contact Us:

To learn more about Showers of Hope and how you can help, call 607-723-3239, please leave a message and phone number and someone will get back to you.