Barriers to Benefits: A Forum with State Auditor Bump

Barriers to Benefits roundtable w Auditor Bump

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 St. Francis House convened a roundtable with Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, City of Boston agencies and homeless service providers to discuss current difficulties to access or maintain existing State benefits. The forum closed with recommendations on institutional barriers to resolve and improve use of taxpayer dollars to help individuals […]

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Meet Joe, a St. Francis House guest with a home

Joe Burton and his case manager, Vinnie Perryman

 Joe checks a document during a recent appointment at St. Francis House with his case manager, Vinnie. Many do not realize that 25% of our guests each year are not homeless. Some of our housed guests first came to St. Francis House while experiencing homelessness but, as Joe’s story shows, continue to return for holistic […]

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Moving Ahead Program Graduation: Class 163

Moving Ahead Program budget

Today Class 163 of the Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program celebrated their graduation. Each graduation is a joyfully proud and emotional recognition of our students’ accomplishment at overcoming addictions, unemployment, and homelessness to complete the 14-week program. Our graduates move ahead, learning and adopting healthy coping mechanisms in times of stress, gaining employment, and finding an apartment […]

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MAP & Next Step receive HUD funding

HUD continues funding for MAP, Next Step

HUD Funding The Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program and Next Step Supportive Housing Program both will continue to receive funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in conjunction with the City of Boston. Recently, the Boston Globe had an article noting The Boston organizations receiving grant money include the Pine Street Inn, Saint […]

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Holiday Open House Welcomes Friends

Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House Last Wednesday night, we opened our doors to friends and donors for our Holiday Open House.  The evening was a chance for the development team to say “Thank you” for all the dedication and compassion our St. Francis House friends have shown us year round. Art Show and Sale The event featured […]

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A Place to Call Your Own: Helping Guests Find a Permanent Home

Housing Image Next Step Counseling and Housing Support staff

St. Francis House staff like Kim, Corey, and Neysa provide many housing resources for guests For the first time in many years, Gerard Ready has a home of his own, thanks to St. Francis House. And although it’s been more than a year since he moved into his rooming house on the Dorchester/Roxbury line, he […]

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Holiday gift drive searching for interested gift buyers

SFH Holiday Gift Drive

Over the years, generous individuals have helped spread holiday cheer among the residents of our Next Step Housing Program and our Sullivan Family Moving Ahead program.  The impact of these small holiday niceties can be enormous. If you’d like to purchase a gift for one of our students or residents, contact us using the sign […]

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St. Francis House and POUA to Develop Affordable Housing in Neighborhood

46 New Apartments at 48 Boylston Street Coming 2018 In 2018, 46 new apartments at 48 Boylston St. will be occupied by tenants who otherwise couldn’t afford the neighborhood, thanks to collaboration between St. Francis House and the Planning Office for the Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston (POUA). At an August press conference […]

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