About Our Community Center

Franklin Community Center - A Non-Profit Organization Providing Basic Necessities and Services to Less Fortunate Individuals and Families in Saratoga

Our mission is to work collaboratively with individuals and other agencies to provide services that will improve the quality of life and foster a sense of neighborhood, community and family for all people.

Franklin Community Center is a non-profit human service agency, located at 10 Franklin Street in Saratoga Springs, New York, that has been providing basic necessities and services to less fortunate individuals and families in our area for more than 35 years. Serving more than 6,000 people annually, we provide efficient and effective services to promote healthy lifestyles and positive changes, always holding on to our philosophy: “send people out the door with whatever they came in looking for.”

The unique and comprehensive approach of Franklin Community Center fosters a sense of family for those in need, without the discomfort of bureaucratic paperwork and prying questions. We offer guidance and advocacy, while providing a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental atmosphere.

We rely heavily upon community donations, fundraisers, and corporate sponsorships to supplement our annual budget and pride ourselves on creating sustainable relationships. We strive to make a difference by helping others improve their quality of life with the services we provide. If we cannot directly meet the needs of those who turn to us through our programs, we will carefully refer them to the appropriate external resource. We work closely with other agencies, groups and churches in the area to create a user-friendly and effective referral system.

The programs and services we provide include, but are not limited to:

Franklin Community Center is an equal opportunity provider.

Updated information effective 10/1/2020:

Beginning 10/1/2020 the food pantry will be open Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm by phone appointment only. If you are in need of food call 518.587.9826 to arrange a time to pick up a meal package.