A Word Of Thanks: Shooze Cruise 2014

The 2014 Shooze Cruise, our most successful yet, raised $20,000. We sold 326 tickets and collected 272 pairs of casual and business shoes, which have all been distributed to our guests. We want to thank our sponsors, raffle donors and Host Committee members for making the event such a success. The cruise is possible because […]

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How a Bologna Sandwich Became a Labor of Love

They have arrived in the foyer like clockwork for as long as anyone can remember: every day at 2:45 p.m. (1:45 on Wednesdays when we close early), several hundred bologna and cheese sandwiches are delivered from the kitchen in a giant Tupperware tub. They’re packed individually in brown paper lunch bags, with a packet of […]

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All The Way Home 2014

On October 29, more than 450 of Boston’s most ifluential business leaders, philanthropists and advocates convened for a very special All the Way Home gala to commemorate the milestone 30th anniversary of St. Francis House, recognize the citywide contributions of 2014 Honoree Joseph “Jay” Hooley, President, Chairman and CEO of State Street Corporation and to […]

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All In The Family

Brian Egan, 29, recalls the first time he visited St. Francis House. A middle school teacher had assigned students an essay about an issue they felt passionate about. As the son of board member Tim Egan (now the board chair), homelessness was Brian’s natural choice. “One of the guests I interviewed had been an engineer […]

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After 21 Years of Saying Hello, Mario Says Goodbye

He was the first person to greet guests at the door, the caretaker of St. Francis House’s most vulnerable, the bearer of home-grown vegetables and the feeder of the tropical sh in the lobby. Security staff member, Mariano de Jesus, the organization’s longest serving employee, has retired. Known by his nickname Mario, the former national […]

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Director’s Message: Winter 2014

Dear Friends, I close my eyes and I remember the house as if it were yesterday—Marian McCarthy’s. She was my mother’s best friend from childhood and they had remained as close as sisters through their teenaged years and 20s, marriage and kids, thick and thin. My mother used to regularly bring my brother, sister and […]

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Guest Profile: Inspiring Through his Story

Mike Griswold’s cell phone rings and he apologizes for answering it, but it’s his son’s school calling. A social worker is following up on some concerns Mike has had about 8-year-old Jameal’s fine motor skills and the two make a plan to meet the following Monday. To someone who doesn’t know Mike’s history, the exchange […]

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The Women’s Center Trinity: Healing Mind, Body and Spirit

Women come to the Carolyn Connors Women’s Center for many reasons: to relax, sip a cup of coffee, acquire toiletries, chat with friends, watch television or use the computer. But they also come to the center to heal. “I’ve witnessed lovely acts of kindness in the women’s center,” says mental health clinician Corey Bisceglia-Kane. “Women […]

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