Former Guest Profile: Danielle

Danielle’s life unraveled in stages. In 2005, pregnant with her second child, her fiancé died in a car accident, leaving her bereft and traumatized, but still able to care for her children with her own father’s support. Several years later, she married a man with whom she had another child. He abused her and in the […]

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A Closer Look: Our Partnership with MassHire

MassHire is a statewide agency connecting jobseekers across the Commonwealth to quality education, skills training and employment opportunities. Here at St. Francis House, our workforce development department is a MassHire access point. Through this partnership we ensure people experiencing homelessness can benefit from MassHire resources with increased accessibility and the support of our staff.   In prior years, MassHire operated as a one-stop […]

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Welcome to Katherine Martinez, our Newest Board Member

Could you share a bit about your background?  I’ve been working in the affordable housing sector for most of my professional career. I first started out working for the Lena Park Community Development Corporation managing Winn Residential and the Lena Park Portfolio. I went on to transition into doing work more focused on advocacy through my role at the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations – a membership organization that serves as the policy and […]

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Wishing a Happy Retirement to Luis Fernandez-Castro!

We wish our congratulations and best wishes to Luis Fernandez-Castro who is retiring after more than 20 years of serving the guests at St. Francis House. Luis first arrived in Boston from Colombia in 1994. After a few years of acclimating to his new community and life, he joined the St. Francis House staff in […]

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BBJ Op-ed: Everyday kindness can help alleviate homelessness

More than a year into the Covid-19pandemic, we must remember the continued needs of some the most vulnerable in our community: those experiencing homelessness. As individuals and business leaders, it can be easy to let the feelings of being embittered and embattled convince us that we are powerless to effect positive change in our community. […]

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Pride Month at St. Francis House

Around the country, and around St. Francis House, June is Pride month – a time to celebrate all members of the LGBTQ+ communities. Why June? The 1950’s and early 1960’s saw the emergence of what was to become the gay rights movement. Back then, if you were gay or transgender, you were likely living a […]

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