Paula: “St. Francis House takes human beings who are struggling and makes them whole again”

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Paula O’Keeffe, a supporter, eagerly shares some thoughts about what St. Francis House means to her.  I first heard about St. Francis House and met President and CEO Karen LaFrazia through our shared involvement in the Midtown Park Plaza Neighborhood Association (MPPNA). I had been previously interested in homelessness because of my experience volunteering three […]

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Whole Foods Charles River Plaza partners with kitchen

Community efforts to benefit the kitchen Whole Foods Market Charles River Plaza hosted a broccoli drive in their store to benefit our kitchen. Shoppers participated in purchasing broccoli to be donated directly to St. Francis House, and the store provided a dollar-for-dollar match for each broccoli purchase up to 140 lbs! Lunch support: broccoli and helping […]

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Josh: “I Would Run 4 U”

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Josh Gannon is one of the five runners on our team who’s going to run the #BostonMarathon in almost exactly two months! He has a special Valentine’s Day gift and message about his progress to run and raise money for St. Francis House.   He’s getting creative making playlists for all you would be runners out there!  What […]

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February Snowstorm Niko Update: St. Francis House to open early again

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The City of Boston continues to feel the effects of Snowstorm Niko, which will linger through tomorrow, Friday February 10. Mayor Marty Walsh has declared that the snow emergency continue. How is St. Francis House responding to the snowstorm? This morning, Thursday Feb 8 we had opened an hour and a half early. We welcomed […]

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February Snowstorm Update: St. Francis House to open early

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The City of Boston is expecting a snowstorm tomorrow, Thursday February 9. Mayor Marty Walsh has declared a snow emergency in effect starting at 10AM. How is St. Francis House responding in anticipation of the snowstorm? In anticipation of the expected frigid weather and snowfall, we will open an hour and a half earlier at 5:00AM. […]

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St. Francis House highlights Moving Ahead Program At State House Breakfast

Advocacy Breakfast at State House with Michlewitz

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release Contact: Christina Smith​​​ (617) 457-1002 csmith@stfrancishouse.org   St. Francis House highlights Moving Ahead Program At State House Breakfast Representative Aaron Michlewitz supports SFH efforts at event BOSTON, February 7, 2017 – St. Francis House (SFH) today was joined by Representative Aaron Michlewitz, at their annual Advocacy Day breakfast. The event provides an opportunity for State legislators to learn more about the ways SFH helps over 6,700 men and women […]

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Moving Ahead Program Graduation: Class 163

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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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Annual Homeless Census Coming Up

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 Annual Homeless Census Taking Place This Month On January 25, 2017 the annual City of Boston homeless census will occur. Volunteers will go out in coordinated groups to locate and count homeless individuals who are not in shelter that night. Last year the census efforts counted 6,240 homeless men, women and children in Boston the night […]

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Save the Date! Join the Moving Ahead Program at State House

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On Tuesday, February 7, St. Francis House will be hosting an Advocacy Breakfast at the State House from 9:30-11:00AM in Nurses Hall, sponsored by Representative Aaron Michlewitz. This event is a chance for our State Senators and Representatives to learn more about the ways St. Francis House helps people regain their dignity and rebuild their […]

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Meet Molly, a St. Francis House Emerging Leader!

Molly Griffiths Emerging Leader

“I first heard of the Emerging Leaders group through my mom, Gera, who is a weekly volunteer here at St. Francis House.” Molly has been an active member of the Emerging Leaders Young Professionals group for approximately a year now. Molly’s experience She shares, “My experience thus far has been extremely rewarding. It has allowed me […]

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