The Community Center at Visitation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, located in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. We provide support and access to social services to improve educational and employment opportunities. In addition, our food pantry supplies healthy food options for our patrons suffering from food scarcity. Health screening and mentoring for our at-risk population focuses on cardiovascular, diabetes, obesity and addiction-related afflictions. We want to inspire and provide the tools for individuals to learn news skills and to become better professionals, family and community members. In doing so, we believe that we will share a sense of belonging to a Community we all respect, deserve and love.

We believe that through community and love, we can overcome our neighborhood's most perplexing problems.  

Our Mission

Community Center at Visitation (CCV), guided by the strength and resilience of our neighbors, provides a welcoming community space for Kensington residents to build meaningful connections and access resources to improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.

Our Targeted Demographic
The diverse families living in the 19125, 19133 and 19134 zip-codes.

How Do We Plan to Do This

  1. Celebrate and grow community through regularly scheduled events such as community dinners, holiday festivals and educational workshops.

  2. Through the input of our community, offer quality resources such as healthy food, tutoring, professional development training and recreational activities.

  3. Collaborate with local partners to streamline access to and avoid duplication of services.


Our Values

Guided by core values of hope, hospitality, community spirit, gospel virtues, preferential option for the poor, and acknowledgement and promotion of the dignity of each person, the Community Center at Visitation responds to the needs of a diverse neighborhood in dire need of assistance. 

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