A Word of Thanks

Thank you to these individuals, organizations, and companies for their generous donations of time, materials, and talent: John Refford, VP of Strategic Marketing Technology at Natixis Investment Managers, for chairing our Social Media Advisory Committee and helping us develop our social media plan. John’s guidance has been invaluable. Men’s Wearhouse, for partnering with us for […]

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New Roles, New Ideas

St. Francis House is pleased to announce two exciting staff changes that are helping us to better meet the needs of our guests and to continue developing innovative solutions to the complex issues of poverty and homelessness. Maggie Burns was named Director of Development at the end of 2012. Since then, she has led the […]

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Director’s Message Fall 2013

Dear Friends, At St. Francis House we never give up on anyone – ever – because we know from years of experience that, until a person draws their last breath, there is always the possibility for growth and change. I think about that each time I get into an elevator here, because often I’ll ride […]

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Guest Profile: The Courage to Succeed

Kevin never dreamed he’d become a role model for men and women who are recovering from addiction, abuse, and trauma. For years, he struggled just to survive in an environment that was defined by poverty and despair. “I saw a lot of hopelessness,” he says about the Boston neighborhood where he was born. “Drinking and […]

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Helping Guests Through Every Storm

The February blizzard.The marathon bombing. Where were you during those emergencies? Most people would answer “at home with my family” or “hunkering down with good friends.” But for those experiencing homeless- ness, there was no “home” in which to take refuge, no place to gather with loved ones for emotional support. Not until they came […]

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