Volunteer at St. Francis House

Volunteers play an essential role in making our work possible. If you are 17 years or older, donating your time in our kitchen, our clothing department, or the Margaret Stewart Lindsay Art Studio is a great way to make an impact in your community in a friendly and supportive environment. We appreciate the help of […]

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Meet Betty Smith, Our July Staff Spotlight

In April 2022, St. Francis House and the Boston Public Health Commission launched the Recovery Route, which transports people experiencing homelessness in the Mass and Cass area to St. Francis House to receive services. As soon as this project was announced, Guest Engagement Liaison Betty Smith jumped at the opportunity to take on a leading […]

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Guests Share Poetry at St. Francis House

People experiencing homelessness often have few opportunities to express themselves. Our staff encourages self-expression in supportive and welcoming environments like the Margaret Stewart Lindsay Art Studio and the Carolyn Connors Women’s Center. We welcome guests in these spaces to share their feelings in whatever form they take, and listen to their thoughts and stories. Often, […]

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Working with LanguageLine Solutions, St. Francis House Lifts the Language Barrier

People experiencing homelessness face a multitude of challenges. Many face the additional challenge of language as a barrier to accessing supportive services that would help them overcome homelessness. At St. Francis House we are working with LanguageLine Solutions to address this problem and better serve our non-English speaking guests. With LanguageLine’s interpretation and translation services […]

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