Founded in 1972, St. Francis Community Center offers a wide variety of services and programs aimed at meeting the needs of residents of Ocean County, regardless of age, race, gender, nationality, religious affiliation, handicapping condition or socioeconomic status. Services offered include: Preschool; Senior Center; Aquatic Center; Counseling Center; Family Support Services, Youth Program; Educational Support Services; Recreation Program; Volunteer Program and many Special Events. The Center’s facilities include: A regulation gymnasium; competition-size indoor pool; and two heated outdoor pools.


NEW! Fall/Winter Brochure

Weather Related and Emergency Closing information will be posted on our facebook page.

Now on facebook.com

Co-Ed Recreation Basketball League Registration

The Dr. Jan Astin Mobile Digital Mammography Van
Friday, October 23; 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
St. Francis Center Parking Lot
For more information click here

Thanksgiving Project:

In 2014, Human Concerns provided approximately
300 families with a Thanksgiving Holiday meal.

We are currently planning for our annual Thanksgiving project.

The following items are needed: Frozen Turkeys, Yams, Instant Potatoes, Stuffing Mix, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Canned
Vegetables (Corn & Green Beans).

Please drop off all donations at our Human Concerns office on or before Monday, November 16.

Shop Rite in Manahawkin will collect Turkeys purchased at their store for St. Francis Human Concerns.

Thank you!  Your generosity allows us to support our community members through this project.


Cultural Competency Statement

The St. Francis Center recognizes a culturally diverse community and makes a commitment to the principles of multiculturalism as a means of understanding, accepting, valuing, and supporting cultural diversity. The term Multicultural is applied broadly to include issues of minority or marginalized status as it relates to race, ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic status, use of English as a second language, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, spirituality, and the elderly. The St. Francis Center proposes to develop programs and practices that assist staff, board members, and volunteers to recognize, accept, and affirm differences and similarities among people and provide services that are supportive and inclusive of all members of the community.

Declaración de Capacidad Cultural

El Centro St. Francis reconoce una comunidad culturalmente diversa y hace un compromiso con los principios de multiculturismo como un medio para entender, aceptar, valorar y apoyar la diversidad cultural. El término Multcultural se aplica ampliamente para incluir asuntos de minorías o estado de marginalización con respecto a raza, etnicidad, cultura, estado socioeconómico, uso del inglés como segundo idioma, género, orientación sexual, discapacidad, religión, espiritualidad y vejez. El Centro St. Francis propone desarrollar programas y prácticas que ayuden al personal, miembros de la junta directiva y voluntarios a reconocer, aceptar y afirmar las diferencias y similitudes entre la gente asi como proveer servicios que apoyen e incluyan a todos los miembros de la comunidad.

Para Nuestra Comunidad Hispana

Es nuestro placer anunciar que en nuestro centro comunitario hay personas que hablan Español.  Estas personas pueden ayudar con cualquier necesidad.  Si usted tiene interés en nuestro centro ó requiere mas información, llamenos a 494-8861.