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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Long-time volunteer recognized as 2017 Myra Kraft Community MVP

Jerry Ferrera Kraft MVP award honoree 2017

We were honored to nominate and have our long-time supporter, Jerry Ferrera, recognized by the Patriots Charitable Foundation as a 2017 Myra Kraft Community MVP. Recognition Luncheon at Gillette Stadium On Thursday, June 8, 2017 Jerry and 25 other individuals were recognized at Gillette Stadium for their volunteer efforts n their communities. In addition to personal recognition […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY St. Francis House, John Hancock Team up for One Boston Day

Media Advisory One Boston Day John Hancock Sneaker Drive

Contact:  Cayenne Isaksen (617) 646 1028 cisaksen@oneillandassoc.com   ** MEDIA ADVISORY ** ST FRANCIS HOUSE, JOHN HANCOCK TEAM UP FOR ONE BOSTON DAY Locations citywide hosting sneaker drive to benefit homeless men and women in Boston  BOSTON – April 11, 2017 – As the City of Boston celebrates the third annual One Boston Day, St. […]

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One Boston Day 2017

Media Advisory One Boston Day John Hancock Sneaker Drive

The third annual One Boston Day is on Saturday, April 15 and you can help make a difference with St. Francis House. As the City of Boston celebrates One Boston Day, we invite you to mark the day with St. Francis House. One Boston Day is an annual opportunity for businesses, organizations, and individuals to […]

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Craig’s Kempo Karate Kick-a-thon Continues!

Kempo Karate Fundraiser for St. Francis House

Craig’s Kempo Karate in Watertown continued their support of St. Francis House by pledging the proceeds of their annual Kickathon, held on March 18th, to St. Francis House. Hundreds of students from the Watertown dojo were in attendance Saturday at the Boys & Girls Club in Watertown to kick to their heart’s content, with each […]

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JetBlue raffle raises over $10K for St. Francis House

JetBlue raffle drawing for JetBlue tickets

St. Francis House raffle during the month of Febr-AIR-y helped raise $10,685 dollars for our programs and services. JetBlue raffle drawing We sold 267 tickets for the prize drawing which took place from St. Francis House 6th floor conference room, on March 2, 2017. St. Francis House volunteer and JetBlue pilot, Chris Hobein, helped us […]

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Why is Sam Macomber running the Boston Marathon?

Sam Macomber will run Boston Marathon for St. Francis House

Sam Macomber is one of the five runners on our team who’s going to run the #BostonMarathon in six weeks! Hear why he’s so committed to run and raise money for St. Francis House. I’m running for three reasons.   I totally admire St Francis House’s unconditional open door policy. Hundreds of meals are served every […]

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Spring Cleaning: Digital Footprints and How to Clean Them

Moving Ahead Program Spring Digital Cleanin

Our Moving Ahead Program has over 1,500 alumni, all who are welcome to visit St. Francis House at any time and seek us for support and resource advice in perpetuity. The Alumni Resource Center bulletin board on the 4th floor hosts a new topic each month.  It’s (almost) Spring in Boston, which means it’s time to […]

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

paula-okeeffe-sfhboston-supporter

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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