A Word of Thanks

Corporate volunteer teams from Boston Consulting Group, Citizen’s Bank, De Gruyter, EMC, Fairmont Copley Hotel, Google, Fidelity, Finard Properties, Hercules Technology, Intel, Kaymbu Inc., Kensington Properties, Knowledgent, Inc., Natixis Global Asset Management, Oracle, Partners HealthCare, RobbinsKersten Direct, and Wayfair. The St. Francis House Emerging Leaders and Lir for hosting Race to the Finish Line, a […]

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Founder’s Society Welcomes its Youngest Member

Joey Murray’s thinking went like this: since he already has so much, why not turn his thirteenth birthday party into a benefit for people who have very little? So the 13-year-old Sherborn resident and his mom sent out invitations to 90 friends, rented out a community hall, hired a D.J., and when all was said […]

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Founder’s Society: Founders learn about mental health treatment at St. Francis House

Members of the Founder’s Society got an inside look at St. Francis House’s approach to treating clients suffering from major psychiatric illness at a June event. St. Francis House Psychiatrist Nina Calabresi, MD, and Manager of Mental Health Services Tim Bulla began by talking about the complexity of their clients — many of whom suffer […]

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Planned Giving: Establishing a Philanthropic Legacy

For donor and former volunteer Zanab Zahar, including St. Francis House in her estate planning was a simple decision and an expression of her deep concern for homeless populations. “St. Francis House does wonderful work and it’s important to give to a local organization,” says the Malden resident. Bequests like Zahar’s are an easy type […]

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Tuesdays with Corey: Guest Profile

“I never trusted anyone enough to tell them my story like I have told Corey.” – Armando Lopez Armando Lopez remembers the scene like it was yesterday. He had gone to see his social worker, Corey Bisceglia-Kane, at St. Francis House. He was upset, ready to abandon his recovery program and desperate for a drink. […]

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St. Francis House’s Makeover

St. Francis House has a new facade. The facelift, which was unveiled in July, includes new light fixtures, colored panels, and signage announcing St. Francis House and its tagline, “Rebuilding Lives,” which is visible when approaching the building from both directions. Those upgrades and a good power washing show off the stunning architectural features of […]

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Director’s Message Fall 2015

Dear Friends, Last week my mother celebrated her 90th birthday! Amidst the festivities and the visiting family there were many conversations around our kitchen table. My mother reminisced about the good times and the tough times. I never grow tired of listening to the stories of how she, one of ten children, grew up during […]

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Food, Clothing, and So Much More

Who clothes 700 men and women and serves 23,000 hot meals each month? The staff and volunteers of St. Francis House’s basic services department. Basic services, which includes the Fresh Threads clothing program and food services, not only helps satisfy two fundamental human needs, but also serves as a bridge for clients to more deeply […]

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