Karen LaFrazia recognized with citation at MA House of Representatives

Members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives including Speaker DeLeo, and Reps. Michlewitz and McMurtry presented a citation honoring Karen LaFrazia’s twenty years of leadership here at St. Francis House. “Ms. LaFrazia’s two decades of service truly embodies the mission of St. Francis House’s care and compassion for the less fortunate among us,” Rep. McMurtry […]

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Meet Antonio: Immigration Counselor

“We serve everybody,” Antonio shares from his desk, recounting his “ten years that have been very rewarding” as the Immigration Counselor. Every day, guests come in hopes that Antonio will be able to provide counsel and support. One recently became homeless due to a fire – all of his belongings in ashes. Antonio was successfully […]

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Manager of Clinical Services, Tim Bulla, wins Light of Dawnn Award

Congratulations to Tim Bulla, Manager of Clinical Services, one of three winners of the Light of Dawnn Awards, presented by the Highland Street Foundation! Tim’s work never stops, not even when he steps outside of St. Francis House. Taking walks during his lunch break, he often comes across people huddled in alleyways and out on […]

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Former employee running Boston Marathon for Team St. Francis House

Christine O’Halloran’s connection to St. Francis House is strong.  As a former instructor in our Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program she’s witnessed firsthand the power of our programs and services in helping rebuild lives. Christine will run the 2016 Boston Marathon for our guests at St. Francis House, who have been knocked down by life’s […]

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Director’s Message Fall 2015

Dear Friends, Last week my mother celebrated her 90th birthday! Amidst the festivities and the visiting family there were many conversations around our kitchen table. My mother reminisced about the good times and the tough times. I never grow tired of listening to the stories of how she, one of ten children, grew up during […]

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After 21 Years of Saying Hello, Mario Says Goodbye

He was the first person to greet guests at the door, the caretaker of St. Francis House’s most vulnerable, the bearer of home-grown vegetables and the feeder of the tropical sh in the lobby. Security staff member, Mariano de Jesus, the organization’s longest serving employee, has retired. Known by his nickname Mario, the former national […]

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The Women’s Center Trinity: Healing Mind, Body and Spirit

Women come to the Carolyn Connors Women’s Center for many reasons: to relax, sip a cup of coffee, acquire toiletries, chat with friends, watch television or use the computer. But they also come to the center to heal. “I’ve witnessed lovely acts of kindness in the women’s center,” says mental health clinician Corey Bisceglia-Kane. “Women […]

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Director Honored for Life-Changing Vision

Fred Smith, our Director of Program Development, recently received the Innovations in Public Safety Partnership Award from the Massachusetts Department of Correction at their 2013 Beyond Excellence Awards banquet. This well-deserved honor was given in recognition of Fred’s long-standing commitment to helping men and women lead successful, productive lives after incarceration. During his 10 years […]

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