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Seamen’s Church Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit, ecumenical service agency called by faith to provide for the human needs of seafarers and the well-being of the Delaware River ports, always without prejudice and in the spirit of God’s grace. We recognize the invaluable service that members of the maritime community provide for us and our local economy, and we are proud to befriend and defend them in times of need or hardship.
SCI of Philadelphia & South Jersey is part of a network of 150 port ministries throughout the shores and waterways of North America, and 750 throughout the world. We are not only chaplains, counselors, mediators, and advocates, but also ambassadors of goodwill for the Delaware Valley region.

Our Mission

Serving seafarers and the port community


A presence on the Delaware since 1843

Board of Directors

Leaders in the maritime and faith communities who guide SCI

Meet our Staff

The dedicated staff and volunteers behind SCI

Information Resources

 More facts and figures about SCI and our ports