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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Mayor Walsh visits St. Francis House on Thanksgiving

Mayor Walsh outside St. Francis House on THanksgiving 2016

BOSTON, November 24, 2016 –St. Francis House hosted its Annual Thanksgiving Day luncheon meal with support from Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. More than 350 of Boston’s poor and homeless guests enjoyed their meals “restaurant style” with the assistance of more than 45 volunteers. Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Visit He visited St. Francis House along […]

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Winter Necessities Drive to benefit St. Francis House

The Hyatt Regency Boston, St. Francis House, and Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (BID) are co-sponsoring a Winter Necessity Drive. Through to December 16th, donations can be dropped off at the Hyatt Regency Boston, in their second floor lobby. Coats, winter boots, jeans, long-sleeve shirts, hats, socks, scarves, and gloves are all in need. Take […]

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