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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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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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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Dr. Trudy Good at St. Francis House

Trudy Good

Meet Dr. Trudy Good As a part of the RIZE grant, licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Trudy Good will be spending one Tuesday a month at St. Francis House, offering individual and group trauma counseling and support sessions for all staff members. Dr. Good, of the Riverside Trauma Center, comes to St. Francis House to offer […]

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Meghan: “A typical day will have me all over the building!”

Carolyn Connors Women's Center

Currently in the midst of her Masters in Clinical Social Work, Meghan has been interning in the Women’s Center here at St. Francis House. We chatted with her about her experience here over the past several months. How did you discover St. Francis House? I first heard about St. Francis House as one of the […]

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