Guest Profile: Finding the Light

Rose never dreamed she would stand in front of 385 people at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, sharing her personal story. “I was broken, wounded, hurting,” she told the audience. “Coming to St. Francis House was my salvation.” Rose had grown up in Worcester, in a strict Italian family that emphasized hard work and did not […]

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Guest Profile: The Courage to Succeed

Kevin never dreamed he’d become a role model for men and women who are recovering from addiction, abuse, and trauma. For years, he struggled just to survive in an environment that was defined by poverty and despair. “I saw a lot of hopelessness,” he says about the Boston neighborhood where he was born. “Drinking and […]

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Guest Profile: Ingredients for Change

Mike knew from a very young age that he had the potential to become a great chef. “Everyone in my family knows how to cook,” he says. “My mother was a good cook, my father was a good cook, my grandfather was a good cook. It runs in my family on both sides and came […]

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Guest Profile: From Class 63 to Radiology

Rodney smiles broadly when he thinks about how good his life is now, after years of wandering down the wrong path. “My father would be proud of me. When I was growing up, he always said, ‘Make sure you always have a job, and make sure you are a good worker. Your integrity and your […]

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