48 Boylston: February Update

Composite February Update 48 Boylston

In January we broke ground You may remember that we started off the new year by breaking ground with Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh, and Cardinal O’Malley. The construction company leading this project is Gilbane Company. Once we finished the groundbreaking event, they spent the last bit of January mobilizing to prepare the building for abatement, […]

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Boston Globe Opinion: The new tax law cuts a hole in charitable giving

On Friday, February 9, 2018, President & CEO Karen LaFrazia had a joint opinion published with Lisa Alberghini, President of the Planning Office for Urban Affairs Inc. Scroll down to read the opinion. You may also click here for a PDF version (which will open in a separate window) SFH-POUA Op-Ed.Boston Globe     […]

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Groundbreaking celebrates creation of affordable housing in downtown Boston

48 Boylston Groundbreaking with Gov Baker

L to R: Miceal Chamberlain, Bank of America; Mayor Martin Walsh; Lisa Alberghini, POUA; Cardinal Seán O’Malley; Governor Charlie Baker; Secretary of Commonwealth William Galvin; and Karen LaFrazia, St. Francis House all sign a metal beam that will be installed during the renovation. On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, we broke ground at 48 Boylston! Cardinal O’Malley, […]

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Happy New Year, Happy Groundbreaking at 48 Boylston Street!

What is 48 Boylston Street? 48 Boylston Street is the former Boston Young Men’s Christian Union building. St. Francis House, in partnership with the Planning Office of Urban Affairs, purchased the building with the vision of creating 46 units of affordable housing, a social enterprise creating employment training and new jobs for homeless individuals, and […]

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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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