While our city, country and world are responding to a health issue of significant magnitude, the Fr. Virgil Cordano Center (the Center) is also closely monitoring the ongoing Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The health and well-being of our associates, members and volunteers remains our number one priority. Due to the severity of this outbreak, as of March 16, 2020 the Center will be closed until FURTHER NOTICE.
During this time of closure, we will be monitoring the outbreak and will actively be working with the Santa Barbara Public Health Department and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to help our community members who are homeless. Management at the Center will be in contact with associates, volunteers and members via telephone, email and we will also be posting updates on our website http://www.frvirgilcordanocenter.org/ and our outgoing answering service 805-563-1051 regularly with information.
Thank you for your trust and patience as we do our best to address these issues.
President/CEO at St. Vincent’s
Fr. Virgil Cordano Center is a collaborative ministry of the Franciscan Friars at Old Mission of Santa Barbara and the Daughters of Charity at St. Vincent’s that is rooted in the Gospel and the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. Faithful to the traditions of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Vincent de Paul, we provide a place of welcome and support for the human and spiritual well-being for our sisters and brothers in need.
Community: Creating a community through the sharing of gifts and friendship, acknowledges our connection with our neighbors as brothers and sisters, equal in the dignity bestowed by God.
Joy: Appreciating the God of abundance, we joyfully and humbly serve and walk with others in the spirit of St. Francis and St. Vincent.
Welcome: Honoring all people as part of God’s Creation, we offer a place of welcome for those who seek peace and solace.
Respect: Embracing diversity and building relationships that reflect high regard for the worth and dignity of each person.