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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Celebrating Juneteenth

In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests, and with growing awareness of events in American History like the Tulsa Race Massacre, St. Francis House has decided to add Juneteenth to its list of paid holidays. We aren’t alone. Across Boston and across the country, a growing number […]

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St. Francis House; Introducing our New Normal

In mid-September, we will officially mark the six-month anniversary of living with the COVID pandemic. At St. Francis House, we certainly don’t celebrate the existence of this terrible pandemic, but we do commend the incredible resilience and strength of our staff and guests over the past few months. That response has been continuing to offer […]

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