Welcome to Andre House - a house of hospitality inspired by the Congregation of Holy Cross

How to Get Involved

Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at André House! Whether you are interested in volunteering one time, once a month, or every week, we have a volunteer opportunity that is right for you.

Current Needs

Thank you in advance for collecting donations for André House! We appreciate your help as we strive to meet the needs of our guests.

Donate

André House is completely privately funded by the generosity of many individuals, churches, corporations and other groups.

Join Core

Do you have a desire to live with like minded people in a Christian community? Do you have a desire to put your faith into action and practice the Corporal Works of Mercy on a daily basis? Do you have a desire to to live simply and in communion with the poor? Do you have a desire to participate in daily Mass and community prayer

About Us

André House is a ministry to the homeless and poor populations of the Phoenix area.
“I was hungry, and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink..."

Located in the heart of the Capital Mall District, we make our services available to hundreds of people in need every day. André House was founded by two Holy Cross Priests in 1984, combining elements of the Catholic Worker movement with the charism of the Congregation of Holy Cross. We dedicate ourselves to serving Jesus through others, as we are challenged in the Gospel, "...I was a stranger, and you welcomed me. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you took care of me. I was in prison, and you visited me.” (Matthew 25:35-36)

  • Dinner Service

    550 Guests Served daily; 171,600 Meals served Annually

  • Laundry

    1,800 guest loads per year

  • Showers

    7,400 showers per year

  • Clothing Closet

    7,700 sets per year

Administrative Staff

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Fr. Tom Doyle, CSC

Executive Director
Fr. Tom comes to Andre House most recently from the University of Notre Dame where he served as Vice President for Student Affairs and with the Alliance for Catholic Education Consulting.
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Br. Richard Armstrong, CSC

Treasurer
Br. Richard is probably the most familiar face here at André House. He has been here since 1986 and has seen André House change and evolve during his tenure.
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Therese Barnhart

Director of Volunteer Services and Communication
Therese joined the Andre House team in 2014. She is a graduate of Arizona State University and holds an Interdisciplinary Studies degree with concentrations in Sociology and Family Development.
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Jay Minich

Director of Finance and Administration
Jay began with Andre House as a Core Staff Member in 2013 after 12 years in Internal Audit and Financial Reporting for Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
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Fr. Chris Letikirich, CSC

Associate Director
Fr. Chris Letikirich, CSC, is a Holy Cross priest from North-Central Kenya a Samburu by tribe and was ordained into the order of priesthood on September 19, 2010. We are happy to have him join the core team here at Andre House after having served as the Director for Holy Cross Family Ministries in East Africa.

Annual Report