The Village of St. John is an affordable housing complex for income-eligible seniors (62 and older) located in Wilmington’s Old Brandywine Village at North Market Street and Concord Avenue.
The mission of the Village of St. John (VSJ) is to provide permanent housing for income-eligible seniors who are 62 and older. VSJ values and is committed to the care of each of the residents by providing a secure and safe environment.
Brother Ronald Giannone, OFM Cap., founder and executive director of the Ministry of Caring, began the creation of the Village of St. John in 2016. The Board of Directors has the responsibility for the oversight of VSJ.
Since the mid 1800s, the grand Church of St. John has stood at the corner of North Market Street and Concord Avenue, a once-bustling area with many beautiful colonial-era buildings that made up the neighborhood known as Brandywine Village. George Washington actually planned the Battle of the Brandywine in one of the historic buildings.