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Thea Bowman Women's Center Reopens in Philadelphia

Sister Maria Hornung (pictured), along with other Medical Mission Sisters, are thrilled to help facilitate the reopening of the Thea Bowman Women’s Center in Kensington, Philadelphia. The Center reopened on Monday, November 9, 20 years after it was originally opened by Franciscan Sisters in 1989. Named for a Franciscan Sister who helped found the National Black Sisters Conference, it serves as a "drop-in" outreach facility. There, women who are marginalized by poverty, homelessness, addiction, trauma and commercial sex work are invited to rest, shower and have a hot meal in a safe place. Please join us in praying for healing and well-being for the women who come to the Center.