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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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 hosts City of Boston Housing Surge initiative

City of Boston Housing Surge St. Francis House hosted a housing surge. This event helped chronically homeless individuals complete all the documentation and application processes needed to move closer to permanent supportive housing. This event was an invaluable opportunity for the 51 participating to make significant progress on their housing applications. “Action Plan to End […]

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