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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JetBlue Raffle winners find sunny oasis in Florida

JetBlue winner

Bon Voyage! When the bitter winter weather begins to creep into Boston’s daily forecast, most of us dream of warm destinations, sitting on a beach, looking out at the beautiful blue ocean, feeling the warm sand beneath our toes, and soaking in the sun’s hot rays. For most of us, dreams of escaping Boston’s winter […]

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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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Homeless Census held on one of the coldest nights of the year

Homeless Census

The Experience At 10:00 pm on January 30, 300+ volunteers gathered inside City Hall to hear from the Mayor before forming nearly fifty teams to fan across neighborhoods for the annual Boston Homeless Census.  The annual census is an attempt to quantify the number of people living unsheltered on Boston’s streets. Falling on one of […]

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Annual Holiday Party at the Women’s Center

women enjoy food and friends at holiday party

Annual Holiday Party On Wednesday, December 19th, the Carolyn Connors Women’s Center celebrated its annual holiday party! This year the party was held on the fifth floor for the first time, allowing for more space and comfortable seating for everyone.  As a result, approximately 70 ladies came to celebrate, enjoying catered food and dessert, lots […]

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