Joe Moves Ahead Thanks to the Moving Ahead Program

“For precocity, some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life”—Margaret Fuller My name is Joe Simpson. I grew up in a small town called Roper, North Carolina. There was a paper mill there called Weyerhaeuser, where they produced paper products and lumber for building materials. The majority of my family worked at […]

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Congratulations MAP Class 186!

Congratulations to the 186th class of the Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program, who graduated with all smiles on February 19, 2021. Despite the coronavirus pandemic altering how we offer our services, the highly successful 14-week life-and-job-skills training course has continued to prep students experiencing homelessness and substance use disorder to overcome barriers, re-enter the workforce […]

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Update: MAP and Dog Care Academy

COVID-19 has invaded every aspect of our lives: our activities, our health, our livelihood. Unemployment is at an all-time high. As a leader in our field, St. Francis House takes pride in helping individuals experiencing homelessness rebuild their lives and get back into the workforce.  Unfortunately, many who were benefiting from our programs when the […]

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A message from the SFH Workforce Development Department

Although our current classes are temporarily suspended, we are still open for business!  The coronavirus pandemic has not been easy on anyone. But for those individuals experiencing or vulnerable to homelessness who’ve lost their jobs because of it, or who were in the process of preparing to return to the world of work when the full […]

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Meet Patricia: A Story of Survival 

Patricia Nieves’ mom was a survivor, just like she is. Despite being married to two abusive men, she created a relatively stable home life for Patricia and her brother Al. Patricia recalls an early memory of her father holding her mother down, injecting into her arm what she now thinks must have been heroin. “It […]

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