365 Days a Year
Located in the heart of downtown Boston, each day we welcome up to 500 individuals experiencing homelessness. Our refuge, recovery, employment and housing services overlap and build on one another to provide our guests with continuous and comprehensive support.
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 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.
SFH in Numbers
7,000+ unique individuals utilized our services
Guests enrolled in our employment services
Guests benefited from our clinical, case management and recovery based services
Hot, nutritious meals were served in 2021
People were housed through our services
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.
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A moving testament to the resiliency of our guests and the commitment and generosity of our supporters. View all event details here.
Volunteers play an essential role in making our work possible. If you are 17 years or older, donating your time in our kitchen, our clothing department, or the Margaret Stewart Lindsay Art Studio...
Betty greets every van on the Recovery Route, making sure each new guest at St. Francis House feels welcomed and respected. Since April, Betty welcomed almost 250 new guests from Mass and Cass...
People experiencing homelessness often have few opportunities to express themselves. Our staff encourages self-expression in supportive and welcoming environments like...
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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.
Everyone in need of a safe space, our support, and our services is welcome.