A Word of Thanks: Fall 2014

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, for meeting with and encouraging MAP students and alumni. Mayor Walsh told the group that “Recovery works” and “Whatever you have lost, you will get back. Just take it one day at a time.” USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon, for visiting St. Francis House to learn more about our award-winning Sullivan […]

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Her Light Still Shines

Longtime donor Rose Zaccone was a math whiz who never accepted limitations for herself or other people. Born in 1923, she earned an MBA from Boston University, became a certified public accountant, and received a law degree from Boston College at a time when career options for women were slim. Colleagues and friends always marveled […]

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Two Innovative Partnerships

Every year, St. Francis House holds an appreciation event to thank members of our Founder’s Society for their extraordinary leadership support. Our 2014 event, on June 5, also featured a panel discussion about the innovative partnership between MAP and CVS Caremark. This new partnership provides 8- to 12-week internships at a training facility (a mock […]

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Guest Profiles: Lives Restored

Over the past three decades, St. Francis House has helped thousands of guests rebuild their lives.The following stories show some of the ways we have met people’s needs. Kenny’s journey to St. Francis House began three years ago when a “little angel” he knew pulled up beside him on a street in Dorchester and asked, […]

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Answering The Call: Reverend Raymond Mann OFM

Not long ago, Pope Francis said he wants “shepherds who smell like the sheep” – that is, people who will serve where they are needed. In the early 1980s, I was honored to be one of the “sheep” who helped meet the needs of Boston’s growing homeless population. I remember our breadline at St. Anthony […]

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