11 May 2017

EPIC House honors Haircuts from the Heart's Salon Manager, Ida Mueller.


​​Our History

Franciscan Ministries, Inc. grew out of the community work of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. In keeping with their Franciscan heritage, these ministries focused on serving those in need. The ministries are an extension of this long history of service to the poor.

Franciscan Haircuts from the Heart, the first of our six programs, was founded by Sr. Bonnie Steinlage in 1988.


Franciscan Ministries is a social service agency offering programs that help build a better future for those who suffer from addiction, live in poverty, are alone, and are on the fringes of society. 

We provide the basic necessities: from a haircut, to a safe place to live, to help getting off the streets.

Our Misson

Inspired and energized by the example of the Franciscan Sisters ​of the Poor, we are an organization deeply rooted in the Franciscan tradition of serving others regardless of race, creed, or religion.

Our mission is to create caring relationships through a healing presence, fostering dignity in the people we serve.

16 June 2017

Franciscan Ministries receives a grant from Church of the Incarnation in Centerville for Haircuts.

27 April 2017

Mount Notre Dame selects Tamar's Place as the recipient of a $4000 Magnified Giving grant.