FATIMA FAMILY CENTER (formerly Our Lady of Fatima Center), 6600 Lexington Avenue, has been a unique inner-city Roman Catholic social service facility founded in 1970. Br. Anselm Deehr from Our Lady of Fatima Parish, a member of the religious order Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity, opened Our Lady of Fatima Center to feed the hungry and to handle material crises. Now affiliated with ST. AGNES-OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH, The center’s new facility was dedicated in 2000. With support from CATHOLIC CHARITIES, the center provides opportunities for neighborhood residents, especially seniors and young people. Services include a food pantry, a computer labor, health screening, and recreation programs.
Updated by Marian Morton
See Also: CATHOLICS, ROMAN