Our Mission

St. Francis House rebuilds lives by providing refuge and pathways to stability for adults experiencing homelessness and poverty.

St. Francis House is a welcoming and inclusive community. Every day of the year, we enable individuals to meet their basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. We transform lives using a holistic approach to understanding and addressing behavioral health, housing and employment needs. We commit ourselves to helping those we serve achieve renewed lives of dignity and self-determination.

News & Events

Founder's Invitation

Founder’s Society Appreciation Event

SFH’s Founder’s Society Appreciation Event is an invitation-only event for committed leadership donors.

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Helping our guests with their mental health issues in the time of COVID 

At St. Francis House, mental health issues are something that we’ve always dealt with. We see depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders. We also see a significant number of people who have bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder. Not surprisingly, the COVID-19 pande...

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Programs & Services

Counseling Services

Mental Health Care

Case management, mental health counseling, substance abuse assistance, legal aid, and immigration services.

Moving Ahead Program classroom

Moving Ahead Program

The Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program (MAP) is a 14-week job- and life-skills training program.

Next Step Program

A supportive leased-housing community providing permanent sober housing.

Basic Services

Basic Services

St. Francis House is unique in our ability to meet all of our guests’ needs under one roof.