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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St. Francis House receives critical support from Yawkey Foundation

This past month, we received not one, but two generous gifts from Yawkey Foundation, doubling their commitment to the St. Francis House mission and ensuring we can continue to meet the critical needs of our guests – including clothing, toiletries, access to medical care, and nutritious meals. Homeless individuals have disproportionately taken the brunt of […]

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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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#MarathonMonday: Meet Lauren Ward!

We are almost a month away from the 124th Boston Marathon® and Team St. Francis House is hard at work training for the big day. In preparation for #MarathonMonday on April 20, each week we’ll be introducing one of our runners! Today we sat down with Lauren Ward – a Massachusetts native currently living in […]

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The Urban Hound at St. Francis House and Humphrey the Boston Terrier

Everyone’s path to employment is unique, and so are St. Francis House’s workforce development services. To strengthen our portfolio of options, St. Francis House partnered with The Urban Hound, Boston’s premier dog care, training, and grooming facility, to open The Urban Hound at St. Francis House in October 2019 offering relevant and accessible hands-on employment […]

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#MarathonMonday: Meet Brendan Stack!

Thousands of runners from every background will be crossing the finish line of the 124th Boston Marathon® which is held annually on Patriots Day. On April 20, 2020, six individuals will take on the oldest annual marathon in the world in support of St. Francis House and our life-saving programs and services. Starting today, we’ll […]

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Spending the 2019 holidays with St. Francis House

Thanks to acts of kindness through donations, we were able to provide our guests with wonderful gifts this holiday season. The week before Christmas, St. Francis House gifted over 300 brand-new backpacks complete with heat-insulated hats and glove sets to each of our guests. In addition, we distributed gifts to residents of Next Step Housing, […]

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Affordable Housing Finance Magazine 2019 Readers’ Choice Award: Historic Rehab Category – The Union at 48 Boylston

We are excited to announce that The Union at 48 Boylston was chosen as the historic rehab winner in Affordable Housing Finance magazines 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards! The Union at 48 Boylston was the result of a partnership between St. Francis House, the largest day shelter for adults experiencing homelessness in the City of Boston, […]

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