Moving Ahead Program, Class 166: Journey to Graduation

The fun never stops here at the Moving Ahead Program! We just celebrated the end of one class with a Graduation Ceremony, and our team is busy preparing for the start of our 166th Class. How did we get to this point? Twice a week, our program hosts an Information Session, run by our Admissions Coordinator.  From […]

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Moving Ahead Program Graduates Class 165

 Pictured above: Students of the Moving Ahead Program listen to their Instructor, Chris, give his speech during their Graduation Ceremony on June 23rd, 2017. Photo by Tony Irving. On Friday, June 23rd the Moving Ahead Program graduated their 165th Class. Graduation is an important part of each student’s journey. The ceremony signifies the end to […]

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82 volunteers needed first week of July in our kitchen

July kitchen volunteers needed

We couldn’t serve 500 people each day without our volunteers. Although the 4th of July holiday is a busy time to leave town and see your own loved ones, St. Francis House still needs help each day serving a hot, nutritious breakfast and lunch to our 500 guests. We are down to 29 volunteers left that […]

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Keep an ear out for WERS 88.9, our neighbor and community partner

WERS records SFH public service announcement for Shooze Cruise

WERS 88.9 You may know WERS as that radio station that broadcasts from the corner of the Boston Common, part of Emerson College, with that cool DJ booth you like to wave to when you walk past.  You’re right! And to St. Francis House, they are a community partner who supports our agency by providing […]

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Barriers to Benefits: A Forum with State Auditor Bump

Barriers to Benefits roundtable w Auditor Bump

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 St. Francis House convened a roundtable with Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, City of Boston agencies and homeless service providers to discuss current difficulties to access or maintain existing State benefits. The forum closed with recommendations on institutional barriers to resolve and improve use of taxpayer dollars to help individuals […]

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Neighboring Hotels & Residences Give Back through Community Volunteering!

Kensington staff Serving June 2017 news post

We so often hear volunteer groups who come in and say “you’re right around the corner, and we had no idea!” Sometimes our day to day routine makes it so easy to not notice what’s right in front of us. Recently we’ve experienced an influx of volunteer groups from neighboring hotels and residences who wanted […]

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Meet Joe, a St. Francis House guest with a home

Joe Burton and his case manager, Vinnie Perryman

 Joe checks a document during a recent appointment at St. Francis House with his case manager, Vinnie. Many do not realize that 25% of our guests each year are not homeless. Some of our housed guests first came to St. Francis House while experiencing homelessness but, as Joe’s story shows, continue to return for holistic […]

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Natixis Investment Managemers Donates Professional Clothing

Tie Donation 6.7.17 Natixis Global Asset Management

Clothing donations for Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program St. Francis House relies heavily on the generosity and support of our Corporate Partners. And it’s a win-win when we can work with our Corporate Partners in a way that benefits both organizations. When one of our Corporate Partners, Natixis, recently made the transition from business attire […]

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Long-time volunteer recognized as 2017 Myra Kraft Community MVP

Jerry Ferrera Kraft MVP award honoree 2017

We were honored to nominate and have our long-time supporter, Jerry Ferrera, recognized by the Patriots Charitable Foundation as a 2017 Myra Kraft Community MVP. Recognition Luncheon at Gillette Stadium On Thursday, June 8, 2017 Jerry and 25 other individuals were recognized at Gillette Stadium for their volunteer efforts n their communities. In addition to personal recognition […]

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