Friends of the Poor brings together those who have the desire to give with those who are in need of assistance, in order to ease the burden of living in poverty and enhance the quality of life for all.

Friends of the Poor was founded by Sister Adrian Barrett, IHM, in 1986 and is sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Friends of the Poor is a non-profit charitable organization.


Family Fun Day

Saturday, June 18, 2-5 p.m., at Marywood University

Friends of the Poor is hosting this free, public event in gratitude for the generous community support of our mission. The Family Fun Day will feature food, games, prizes, music, a photo booth, and much more! Admission is free, but families are asked to register by June 10.

Register Online


Stay at Home Ball Logo

Join us in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Friends of the Poor and remembering the great work of Sister Adrian Barrett, IHM, by staying home and NOT attending our Stay at Home Ball.

Learn more about our Stay at Home Ball