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 pandemic is making matters worse for our guests. And not surprisingly, our staff is […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Serving our guests, pandemic or not.

Part 3 of our 3 part series for Mental Health Awareness Month. The mental health difficulties our homeless guests face have been exacerbated by COVID-19. Pandemic or not, the St. Francis House staff continue to offer critical mental health support to our guests, more ways than one. Typically, the St. Francis House Clinical and Recovery […]

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Mental health: all tangled up with homelessness 

Part 1 of our 3 part series for Mental Health Awareness Month With the COVID-19 pandemic taking a toll on all of us, taking care of our mental health is more important now than ever. Unfortunately, there’s a great deal of difficulty maintaining your mental health while experiencing homelessness, regardless of global emergency. People become […]

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Coronavirus strain COVID-19

We take the spread of respiratory diseases within our population very seriously, and the health and safety of our guests, tenants, staff, and volunteers is our top priority.  St. Francis House is committed to staying open and available as a refuge for our guests who rely on us during the COVID-19 emergency. As we navigate […]

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St. Francis House is counting on you for #GivingTuesday

December 3rd is #GivingTuesday, a day where we can make a true difference for our guests.  Since 1984, St. Francis House has been committed to the act of #Giving. Through the form of hope within our safe and engaging spaces or the opportunities offered through our workforce development initiatives and affordable housing that help break […]

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For #GivingTuesday, help St. Francis House continue to give to our guests.

“Our guests first perceive St.Francis House as a safe harbor — a place to rest, eat a warm meal, and get clothes,” says President Karen LaFrazia. “From there, it’s our responsibility to build relationships with them and to offer them other critical resources like case management, medical and psychiatric care, vocational rehabilitation, and help with […]

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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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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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