Homelessness, Recovery, and COVID-19: Taking it one day at a time.

It’s been three weeks now since St. Francis House first adjusted our services and operations for the coronavirus, and life as we knew it abruptly shifted. Although the streets are quiet, we’re still as busy as ever with 400 guests still coming through the doors of St. Francis House each day to receive services. They’re […]

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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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Coronavirus strain COVID-19

We take the spread of respiratory diseases within our population very seriously, and the health and safety of our guests, tenants, staff, and volunteers is our top priority.  St. Francis House is committed to staying open and available as a refuge for our guests who rely on us during the COVID-19 emergency. As we navigate […]

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#MarathonMonday: Meet Lauren Ward!

We are almost a month away from the 124th Boston Marathon® and Team St. Francis House is hard at work training for the big day. In preparation for #MarathonMonday on April 20, each week we’ll be introducing one of our runners! Today we sat down with Lauren Ward – a Massachusetts native currently living in […]

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The Urban Hound at St. Francis House and Humphrey the Boston Terrier

Everyone’s path to employment is unique, and so are St. Francis House’s workforce development services. To strengthen our portfolio of options, St. Francis House partnered with The Urban Hound, Boston’s premier dog care, training, and grooming facility, to open The Urban Hound at St. Francis House in October 2019 offering relevant and accessible hands-on employment […]

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#MarathonMonday: Meet Brendan Stack!

Thousands of runners from every background will be crossing the finish line of the 124th Boston Marathon® which is held annually on Patriots Day. On April 20, 2020, six individuals will take on the oldest annual marathon in the world in support of St. Francis House and our life-saving programs and services. Starting today, we’ll […]

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Food, shelter and other fundamental needs at St. Francis House with support from Bank of America

St. Francis House is thrilled to receive support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation this past year, enabling us to invest in our basic needs programs and services. This funding has allowed St. Francis House to help improve our guests’ economic mobility through a multitude of services we provide every day in the St. […]

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Help support our 2020 Day of Renewal!

Every May, we host a Day of Renewal. This year, our event will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020. Our Carolyn Connors Women’s Center is a safe refuge with customized programming for our women guests. Occurring around Mother’s Day, this event is an opportunity for our ladies to reclaim their identities as women, mothers, daughters, sisters, […]

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St. Francis House is counting on you for #GivingTuesday

December 3rd is #GivingTuesday, a day where we can make a true difference for our guests.  Since 1984, St. Francis House has been committed to the act of #Giving. Through the form of hope within our safe and engaging spaces or the opportunities offered through our workforce development initiatives and affordable housing that help break […]

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For #GivingTuesday, help St. Francis House continue to give to our guests.

“Our guests first perceive St.Francis House as a safe harbor — a place to rest, eat a warm meal, and get clothes,” says President Karen LaFrazia. “From there, it’s our responsibility to build relationships with them and to offer them other critical resources like case management, medical and psychiatric care, vocational rehabilitation, and help with […]

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