The Resource Center provides dignity with one bar of soap at a time.

For most of us, personal hygiene is simply a matter of walking into your bathroom and engaging in “washing up.” We don’t really stop to think about getting clean. It’s just part of our daily routine. Yet, people experiencing homelessness face a multitude of difficulties in addition to lack of shelter, and maintaining personal health […]

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35 years of Rebuilding Lives – 1984-2019

On October 4, 1984, the Feast Day of Saint Francis, Fr. Loui Canino, our founder, and the peace and justice committee of St. Anthony’s Shrine along with Governor Dukakis, religious leaders, the faith and business community, and hundreds of concerned citizens marched in procession from Arch Street to 39 Boylston Street and with a dixie […]

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St. Francis House Receives Wellness Grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Contributes $1 Million to New England Non-Profits to Mark Tufts Health Plan’s 40th Anniversary     Boston – October 2, 2019 – St. Francis House has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. The grant is part of $1 million in funding the Tufts Health Plan Foundation […]

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Trauma-informed care presentation

Katie Volk presents on trauma and trauma-informed care

What is trauma-informed care? On Thursday, September 27th, St. Francis House welcomed Katie Volk from the Center for Social Innovation for a presentation on trauma-informed care. Trauma-informed care endeavors to do no harm in a treatment framework that involves understanding and responsiveness. Because trauma is a universal experience, our staff members strive to care for guests […]

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Anonymous donors will match up to $80,000!

FY17 Spring Match Header

We’re excited to share that an anonymous group of caring donors is promising to match every gift we receive by June 30th – dollar for dollar – up to $80,000! Your gift, doubled through our matching gift challenge, will go twice as far to help our hungry and hurting neighbors who are struggling to survive […]

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City of Boston Neighborhood Development Profile: Doug DiMartile

Counseling Services

Here at St. Francis House, we partner with many fellow organizations and government agencies to help proactively alleviate hunger and homelessness in Boston. One of our staff members, Doug DiMartile, Manager of Guest Services has worked very closely with the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development Chronic Workgroup task force. Doug was recently profiled on the City […]

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Somerville Resident Volunteers at St. Francis House for Thanksgiving Dinner

Somerville resident volunteers at St. Francis House

BOSTON, November 24, 2016 –St. Francis House hosted its Annual Thanksgiving Day luncheon meal with support from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Somerville resident MaryCatherine Conceison. More than 350 of Boston’s poor and homeless guests enjoyed their meals “restaurant style” with the assistance of more than 45 volunteers. Why I chose to volunteer on Thanksgiving […]

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