Our Mission

St. Francis House rebuilds lives by providing refuge and pathways to stability for adults experiencing homelessness and poverty.

St. Francis House is a welcoming and inclusive community. Every day of the year, 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. We commit ourselves to helping those we serve achieve renewed lives of dignity and self-determination.

News & Events

Boston Marathon

We are honored to be a part of the historic Boston Marathon® with a team of incredible individuals running in support of our organization each year.

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Meet Briana Schissler, our October Staff Spotlight

How long have you been with St. Francis House? What is your role? I started at St. Francis House in 2016 as the Clothing Program Supervisor. In August 2018, I left to pursue my Masters in Social Work and returned in June 2020 as a Clinical Supervisor after finishing the program. This Septemb...

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Meet Briana Schissler, our October Staff Spotlight - t.co/BhW6ekx3K3

Our very own Jason Ercolano has been selected to serve on the @MHSA_Revolution Member Advisory Board! It's an honor… t.co/DhlyNJD1x5

Our 'Room to Grow' Recovery Support Center is celebrating its 2-year anniversary today! Many thanks to the members… t.co/t3UmHCWkcR

Save the date for our upcoming State of the Agency address! Join us on October 28th at 12pm to hear from President… t.co/8Bj8HOIiPk

Programs & Services

Counseling Services

Behavioral Health

Case management, mental health counseling, substance abuse assistance, legal aid, and immigration services.

Moving Ahead Program classroom

Moving Ahead Program

The Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program (MAP) is a 14-week job- and life-skills training program.

Next Step Program

A supportive leased-housing community providing permanent sober housing.

Basic Services

Basic Services

St. Francis House is unique in our ability to meet all of our guests’ needs under one roof.