Black History Month: History in the Making on Housing and Homelessness

Each February, we observe Black History Month. Many of us use the opportunity to learn about events in our history that may have previously been unknown to us, to celebrate Black achievement, and to see often unsung heroes brought to the fore.  One of the undercurrents of Black history in our country has been the […]

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Christmas – here, there, everywhere – thanks to staff and a generous board member.

On December 1st, St. Francis House leased and began operating a motel to be used as a temporary winter shelter in response to the reduced capacity of existing shelters due to COVID. This auxiliary shelter is helping to ensure homeless individuals have a safe place to stay and can comply with the safety guidelines from […]

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St. Francis House Helps to Coordinate the “Barrier Buster” Financial Housing Assistance

For people experiencing homelessness across the United States, COVID-19 hit hard. Sudden closures of the services people relied on, and limited access to basic needs created an additional barrier for those already scraping by. For the City of Boston and St. Francis House, the concern immediately turned to the health and safety of our guests. […]

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St. Francis House is counting on you for #GivingTuesday

December 3rd is #GivingTuesday, a day where we can make a true difference for our guests.  Since 1984, St. Francis House has been committed to the act of #Giving. Through the form of hope within our safe and engaging spaces or the opportunities offered through our workforce development initiatives and affordable housing that help break […]

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For #GivingTuesday, help St. Francis House continue to give to our guests.

“Our guests first perceive St.Francis House as a safe harbor — a place to rest, eat a warm meal, and get clothes,” says President Karen LaFrazia. “From there, it’s our responsibility to build relationships with them and to offer them other critical resources like case management, medical and psychiatric care, vocational rehabilitation, and help with […]

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Affordable Housing Finance Magazine 2019 Readers’ Choice Award: Historic Rehab Category – The Union at 48 Boylston

We are excited to announce that The Union at 48 Boylston was chosen as the historic rehab winner in Affordable Housing Finance magazines 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards! The Union at 48 Boylston was the result of a partnership between St. Francis House, the largest day shelter for adults experiencing homelessness in the City of Boston, […]

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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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Moakley Breakfast Forum explores the region’s “housing emergency”

Moakley

Helping the Homeless Find Homes in Boston As rent prices continue to increase in Boston, the lack of housing continues to be a barrier for our guests at St. Francis House. Karen LaFrazia, our President/CEO participated in this year’s Moakley Breakfast forum series on May 16, 2019. Karen joined a panel discussion alongside other leaders […]

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New Furniture and Essential Household items for residents at #TheUnion

Bobs and Essential items

Imagine the joy of finding housing after months or perhaps years of searching.  Now imagine having that apartment with nothing to fill it.  Where will you sleep?  How will you cook?  And even if you can cook, what will you eat on?  For individuals moving out of homelessness, these are real concerns. We are thrilled […]

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