St. Joseph’s School Student Council leads collection

St. Joseph's School Medford student council donations

St. Joseph’s School in Medford collected donations for St. Francis House The Student Council led students in grades one through to eight to collect donations for St. Francis House. Each grade was responsible for collecting multiples of a designated item, such as toothpaste. Collectively the students were able to donate many toiletries, winter essentials, and […]

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Peri: “Of course food is essential…However, even more importantly, we offer our guests respect.  Everyone is treated like human beings.”

Peri Eaton in SFH Kitchen

Peri shares how he became involved with St. Francis House and why he is a supporter I lived in France for nearly 30 years, where I worked in mental health/addiction counseling.  When I first moved back to Boston about four years ago, people started telling me about St. Francis House because they knew I was […]

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St. Francis House highlights Moving Ahead Program at State House Breakfast

Senator boncore at advocacy breakfast

Senator Boncore speaking at the podium during St. Francis House Advocacy Breakfast 2018 We hosted our annual Advocacy Day breakfast We highlighted our workforce development programs with support from legislators including Senator Joseph Boncore and Representative Aaron Michlewitz. The breakfast provides an opportunity for State legislators to learn more about the ways St. Francis House […]

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Aron: “…this on-the-ground work helped convey a sense of commitment to ending homelessness by being present and reaching out to those on the street.”

Homeless Census

Aron Thiim (left), a St. Francis House Emerging Leader, shares his experience participating in the City of Boston’s homeless census this past January The City of Boston led its annual homeless census on January 31, 2018. Many volunteers including St. Francis House President and CEO, Karen LaFrazia, and staff members, took to the streets to […]

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Boston Globe Opinion: The new tax law cuts a hole in charitable giving

On Friday, February 9, 2018, President & CEO Karen LaFrazia had a joint opinion published with Lisa Alberghini, President of the Planning Office for Urban Affairs Inc. Scroll down to read the opinion. You may also click here for a PDF version (which will open in a separate window) SFH-POUA Op-Ed.Boston Globe     […]

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Citizens Bank Leads Financial Literacy Workshops for Moving Ahead Program

Citizens Bank Financial Literacy Workshop at SFH

For over 20 years, Citizens Bank has been a corporate partner and supporter of St. Francis House. Back in October, we announced that Citizens Bank was committing a $50,000 donation towards our 14 week vocational rehabilitation program, The Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program (MAP). Since then, they’ve become embedded in our MAP curriculum. With new […]

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Karen: “I didn’t want to be just a one-time volunteer…I wanted to make a difference and a commitment to help turn someone’s life around.”

Karen Connor in Fresh Threads

Karen Connor shares some thoughts about what St. Francis House means to her. In searching for a meaningful volunteer opportunity, I found St. Francis House on the internet. I was impressed by the range of volunteer programs they offered and flexibility of schedules. I signed up immediately. I didn’t want to be a one-time volunteer.  Rather, […]

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Explorateur Shares the Love this Valentine’s Day

Explorateur wall covered in valentines for SFH

The team at Explorateur has wasted no time giving back to the community they are a part of. Launching their new restaurant just this past summer, the Explorateur team decided to support St. Francis House this Valentine’s Day in their Give Love promotion. They are encouraging customers and their fan base on social media to […]

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Associate Director of Learning & Evaluation named GBEN Membership Chair

Annie Summers GBEN

Annie Summers is our Associate Director of Learning & Evaluation and GBEN Membership Chair I first heard about Greater Boston Evaluation Network through my involvement in non-profits I caught wind of GBEN through my attendance at EMPath quarterly Outcomes Workgroups and Tech Networks of Boston Round Table events. I joined GBEN and their membership committee […]

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