International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

By now, we’re all aware of the opioid epidemic that is plaguing our community. At St. Francis House, we have seen up close and personal how this scourge impacts the people that we serve. As part of our mission to rebuild lives, we’re committed to doing everything we can to alleviate the impacts of this […]

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The unsinkable Shooze Cruise!

Seventeen years ago, then-future St. Francis House Board Member Tim Nolan “invented” the Shooze Cruise as a way to raise critical funds for SFH programs and services and collect needed shoes for our guests, all while getting the next generation involved with our organization. Tim was also the founder of SFH’s Emerging Leaders, a group […]

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Volunteer of the Month: Jerry Woods

As part of our efforts to keep our guests, our tenants, our staff, and our volunteers safe from the COVID-19 virus, we temporarily suspended our volunteer program in March until further notice. Our volunteers are a vital part of our mission: a powerful crew who served 32,977 meals to almost 2,000 individual guests from January […]

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Despite the Quarantine, Dog Care Academy Graduates

Graduates Michelle and Matt with Instructor Leah (L-R) In late June, the graduation ceremony for the St. Francis House Dog Care Academy was held: a picnic in the park where the graduates sat socially distanced, recounted their experiences, and shared their hopes. While she knew that there was no predicting the future, especially for a […]

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Thinking about Shoes and Socks

Unless we’re shoe shopping, or searching for that one stray sock that somehow escaped from the dryer, most of us probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about shoes and socks.  It’s a different story entirely if you’re someone who’s experiencing homelessness.  If you’re living on the street, you’re on your feet a lot. […]

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