Women’s Center programming continues to expand

Women's Center Excursions

Women’s Center Excursion On Friday, February 1, some ladies who frequent our Carolyn Connors Women’s Center took a field trip to the movies. The group walked right around our corner to the Tremont Street AMC and were able to get out of the winter cold for an afternoon and see the hit movie Mary Poppins Returns. We enjoyed […]

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New Furniture and Essential Household items for residents at #TheUnion

Bobs and Essential items

Imagine the joy of finding housing after months or perhaps years of searching.  Now imagine having that apartment with nothing to fill it.  Where will you sleep?  How will you cook?  And even if you can cook, what will you eat on?  For individuals moving out of homelessness, these are real concerns. We are thrilled […]

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Tim Bulla recognized at Mass Housing and Shelter Alliance

St. Francis House staff with Tim Bulla

On December 11 at the Mass Housing and Shelter Alliance (MHSA )Annual meeting, Tim Bulla,  St. Francis House Associate Director of Clinical Services, was recognized as a nominee for the Ed O’Neill Award. The award recognizes direct care workers dedicated to serving people experiencing homelessness, who often work without being recognized or honored.  Tim was humble […]

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Happy Thanksgiving from St. Francis House

Happy Thanksgiving to all! We were thrilled to have Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Police Commissioner William Gross, and Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn celebrate with us this Thanksgiving, as well as our Board Chairman Tim Egan.   More than 320 guests enjoyed their meals on linen covered tables and were served restaurant style by a cadre […]

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Conference Committee budget increases funding for homeless adults.

This week the Commonwealth released its Conference Committee budget, the compromise between the House and Senate leadership which will make its way to the desk of Governor Baker to sign into law.  We are please to announce that the leadership made significant investments for adults experiencing homelessness in our communities. Of note, our Moving Ahead Program, a leader in […]

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A Word of Thanks

Corporate volunteer teams from Boston Consulting Group, Citizen’s Bank, De Gruyter, EMC, Fairmont Copley Hotel, Google, Fidelity, Finard Properties, Hercules Technology, Intel, Kaymbu Inc., Kensington Properties, Knowledgent, Inc., Natixis Investment Managers, Oracle, Partners HealthCare, RobbinsKersten Direct, and Wayfair. The St. Francis House Emerging Leaders and Lir for hosting Race to the Finish Line, a fundraiser […]

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Planned Giving: Establishing a Philanthropic Legacy

For donor and former volunteer Zanab Zahar, including St. Francis House in her estate planning was a simple decision and an expression of her deep concern for homeless populations. “St. Francis House does wonderful work and it’s important to give to a local organization,” says the Malden resident. Bequests like Zahar’s are an easy type […]

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Food, Clothing, and So Much More

Who clothes 700 men and women and serves 23,000 hot meals each month? The staff and volunteers of St. Francis House’s basic services department. Basic services, which includes the Fresh Threads clothing program and food services, not only helps satisfy two fundamental human needs, but also serves as a bridge for clients to more deeply […]

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