Black Lives Matter

To our community, St. Francis House stands in solidarity with our community of black and brown guests, staff, volunteers, donors, and partners. My heart aches for the families mourning the senseless murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. And like so many of you, I am angry. I am angry […]

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December 21 is National Homeless Memorial Day

National Homeless Memorial Day

Tonight, as we eagerly mark the winter solstice as the turning point to longer days filled with sunshine, many in our community will be grappling with the longest night of the year. On this December 21, we mark National Homeless Memorial Day in recognition of all who passed away while homeless. The invisibility and isolation that come […]

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National Homeless Memorial Day 2017: A message from Karen LaFrazia

Karen LaFrazia, Executive Director, St. Francis House

Even when the dark comes crashing through When you need a friend to carry you And when you’re broken on the ground You will be found… This past summer I saw Dear Evan Hansen, a beautiful, tragic, yet ultimately redemptive musical about the ripple effects of a young man’s death. The show’s music is gorgeous, […]

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St. Francis House marks 33 years

Guests line up, seeking lunch at St. Francis House in 1984, opening year.

This October 2017, President & CEO Karen LaFrazia shared a reflection. Today is the Feast Day of Saint Francis and the anniversary of the founding of St. Francis House. Thirty three years ago today we opened our doors for the very first time. The picture shows the line of guests that formed in the days there after, a line that stretched all […]

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Marking National Homeless Memorial Day

Karen LaFrazia, Executive Director, St. Francis House

A message from Karen LaFrazia Tonight, as we eagerly mark the winter solstice as the turning point to longer days filled with sunshine, many in our community will be grappling with the longest night of the year. On this December 21, we mark National Homeless Memorial Day in recognition of all who passed away while […]

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Karen LaFrazia recognized with citation at MA House of Representatives

Members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives including Speaker DeLeo, and Reps. Michlewitz and McMurtry presented a citation honoring Karen LaFrazia’s twenty years of leadership here at St. Francis House. “Ms. LaFrazia’s two decades of service truly embodies the mission of St. Francis House’s care and compassion for the less fortunate among us,” Rep. McMurtry […]

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Karen LaFrazia spoke on NECN with Executive Director of Pine Street Inn

NECN’s “The Take” hosted Karen along with Pine Street Inn’s Lyndia Downie for a discussion about the struggles that homeless individuals are facing. Acknowledging the support of our neighbors and community, Karen pinned focus on the State to increase funding in line with the overwhelming strain on our coalition as a statewide safety net for […]

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Boston Marathon team celebrates at Race To Finish Line Party

Our marathon team had a busy start to April. On Wednesday, April 13, the Race to The Finish Line cocktail fundraiser hosted by our Emerging Leaders brought together the runners with their supporters to enjoy music and cocktails along with raffle prizes. At the event, Executive Director Karen LaFrazia addressed the commitment and dedication of […]

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