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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Thank you to the St. Francis House Founder’s Society for your incredible support this past year.

Honoring the visionary leadership of our founder, Father Louis Canino, the St. Francis House Founder’s Society is our committed group of leadership donors who make gifts of $1,000 or more every year to sustain our lifesaving work.  Annually we hold a gathering to celebrate and recognize their dedicated philanthropic commitment to our guests, sponsored by […]

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Help support our 2020 Day of Renewal!

Every May, we host a Day of Renewal. This year, our event will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020. Our Carolyn Connors Women’s Center is a safe refuge with customized programming for our women guests. Occurring around Mother’s Day, this event is an opportunity for our ladies to reclaim their identities as women, mothers, daughters, sisters, […]

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Meet Patricia: A Story of Survival 

Patricia Nieves’ mom was a survivor, just like she is. Despite being married to two abusive men, she created a relatively stable home life for Patricia and her brother Al. Patricia recalls an early memory of her father holding her mother down, injecting into her arm what she now thinks must have been heroin. “It […]

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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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SFH celebrates the Ribbon Cutting for The Union at 48 Boylston

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, St. Francis House and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston welcomed a full crowd for a historic ribbon cutting ceremony. The unique partnership announced one of the city’s newest additions: #TheUnionat48. The Union at 48 Boylston Street will provide 46 units of affordable housing in the […]

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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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Natixis kicks off giving campaign in February

Natixis volunteers

Valentine’s week kicked off Natixis Investment Manager’s Employee Giving Campaign. St. Francis House is one of eleven partner charities that benefits from the generosity of Natixis and its employees. The campaign kick-off event allows Natixis employees the opportunity to learn about the mission of nonprofit partners like St. Francis House and commit to donating in support […]

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