Rebuilding Lives

365 Days a Year

Located in the heart of downtown Boston, we are the largest day shelter in Massachusetts, welcoming up to 600 individuals experiencing homelessness each day. Our refuge, recovery, employment and housing services overlap and build on one another to provide our guests with continuous and comprehensive support.

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Welcome to

St. Francis House

Inside our doors we enable individuals to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. We transform lives using a holistic approach to understanding and addressing behavioral health, housing and employment needs.

Our Approach

Our integrated approach is unique among service providers. It allows us to eliminate fragmented services that force individuals to separate and isolate single problems that are, in fact, deeply connected.

2023 at

SFH in Numbers

7,900+ unique individuals utilized our services


Guests participated in our workforce development programs


Guests benefited from our clinical, case management and recovery based services


Hot, nutritious meals were served in 2023


Residents were served through our permanent supportive housing programs

Our programs

Make the


Since 1984, our programs have evolved to best serve those experiencing homelessness and poverty. We offer a comprehensive array of services, all available under one roof.

Take Action

Donate to SFH

Your donation provides refuge, recovery, employment and housing services to up to 500 individuals every day of the year.


Dedicated volunteers give their time and talent to St. Francis House each day. Discover how you too can make an impact.

Find Help

Everyone in need of a safe space, our support, and our services is welcome.