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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St. Francis House hosts Super Bowl LII preview party

Guests watching Robert Kraft video super bowl web

In our Resource Center, watching Robert Kraft’s personal video he recorded for guests at St. Francis House Today St. Francis House hosted a tailgate-themed party to celebrate the Super Bowl LII. Guests were treated to a special luncheon menu and games. At St. Francis House we recognize that everyone’s a proud member of Patriot Nation […]

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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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Press Release: Cardinal O’Malley, Governor Baker, and Mayor Walsh celebrate groundbreaking of #48Boylston

SFH POUA logo breaking ground

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cayenne Isaksen (617) 646 1028   Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, Governor Charlie Baker, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh Celebrate the Groundbreaking of The Union, an Affordable Housing Development in Downtown Boston  Boston—January 16, 2018 — The Planning Office for Urban Affairs and St. Francis House broke ground today on The Union, […]

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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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Boston College 4Boston: Eller at St. Francis House

4Boston: The largest weekly service organization at Boston College. Members commit to serve at a partner organization for four hours a week, for the entire academic year, and also engage in group reflection on community, social justice, and spirituality. St. Francis House has been a proud partner for over a decade, welcoming cohorts of 13-17 […]

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Spread cheer and be part of our annual Holiday Gift Drive!

SFH Holiday Gift Drive

The holidays can be a challenging time for many of the guests we serve at St. Francis House. We want our residents in Next Step Housing and our Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program students to feel the support of the St. Francis House community this holiday season, and you can help! A gift that for […]

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Likai: “We must take care of the common people, the poor and needy.”

Likai at his office campus in Cambridge, MA

Likai, a supporter, eagerly shares some thoughts about what St. Francis House means to him.  About 8 years ago, I was helping with some office chores at my church while a staff member referred a homeless person to St. Francis House as their soup kitchen program had been discontinued some years ago due to understaffing. […]

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