Christmas at St. Francis House

The holidays are always tough for the guests of St. Francis House. No stocking to hang by the chimney with care. No presents under the tree. COVID has made things hard for all of us, but it’s even worse when you don’t have a home of your own to go home to. Some of our […]

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Many thanks to our friends at Rotary International!

At St. Francis House we’re most fortunate to have so many generous supporters. This has been especially true since the pandemic struck and, with it, our expenses increased dramatically. One of our newest supporters is Rotary International.  Local Rotary District 7930 received a grant from The Rotary Foundation to help with COVID relief, and they’ve […]

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Operation Warm Helps St. Francis House Prepare for Winter with Hundreds of Coats

The nights are getting cooler and there’s often a nip in the morning air. Most of us are probably thinking about getting our winter clothing out of storage! For many of our guests, that’s not an option.  When someone is homeless, there’s no place to store your personal items, so saving winter clothing to use […]

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The unsinkable Shooze Cruise!

Seventeen years ago, then-future St. Francis House Board Member Tim Nolan “invented” the Shooze Cruise as a way to raise critical funds for SFH programs and services and collect needed shoes for our guests, all while getting the next generation involved with our organization. Tim was also the founder of SFH’s Emerging Leaders, a group […]

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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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Face Masks Arrive in Time for MA Emergency Order

Today, Wednesday, May 6, an emergency order went into effect in Massachusetts requiring face coverings as we battle to control the coronavirus outbreak in our state. We wanted to take a minute and thank those selfless individuals who have contributed hours of work and fabric to our mask project, enabling our guests to have the […]

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Food, shelter and other fundamental needs at St. Francis House with support from Bank of America

St. Francis House is thrilled to receive support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation this past year, enabling us to invest in our basic needs programs and services. This funding has allowed St. Francis House to help improve our guests’ economic mobility through a multitude of services we provide every day in the St. […]

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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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The Resource Center provides dignity with one bar of soap at a time.

For most of us, personal hygiene is simply a matter of walking into your bathroom and engaging in “washing up.” We don’t really stop to think about getting clean. It’s just part of our daily routine. Yet, people experiencing homelessness face a multitude of difficulties in addition to lack of shelter, and maintaining personal health […]

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