Community Partners and Supporters March 2016

Thank you to all the many individuals, groups, and corporate supporters who help strengthen our community. We are grateful for all the forms of support provided to St. Francis House every day. Partners Healthcare was behind the counter earlier this month during one of their recurring volunteer shifts to help serve lunch. We love seeing […]

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St. Francis House provided overnight warmth center this past winter

Shelters throughout the city have reached capacity as the number of homeless men and women continues to grow. As you know, St. Francis House is a day shelter and doesn’t normally provide overnight services. This past winter was an emergency situation in which we opened our doors every night, providing the space for a warming […]

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John Hancock hosting One Boston Day shoe drive

One Boston Day shoe drive collection box

John Hancock has launched a shoe drive to benefit St. Francis House. There will be collection bins strategically placed throughout Boston on One Boston Day, Friday, April 15, 2016. Please consider donating a pair of shoes! Our Fresh Threads department distributes 3,000 pairs of shoes every year, unable to meet the full demand from those […]

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Karen LaFrazia counters Justin Keller of San Francisco, CA

You may have recently heard about “Tech Bro” Justin Keller, who made nationwide news saying he feels he “shouldn’t have to see the pain, struggle, and despair of homeless people” in San Francisco. Executive Director Karen LaFrazia penned a stirring response on the (in)visibility of homeless individuals in Boston, and the compassion of our community. […]

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Manager of Clinical Services, Tim Bulla, wins Light of Dawnn Award

Congratulations to Tim Bulla, Manager of Clinical Services, one of three winners of the Light of Dawnn Awards, presented by the Highland Street Foundation! Tim’s work never stops, not even when he steps outside of St. Francis House. Taking walks during his lunch break, he often comes across people huddled in alleyways and out on […]

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