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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#GivingTuesday is on December 3, 2019!

We all know that the process of change is not quick or easy, whether we are deciding to learn a new skill, get more fit, or stop doing something we know isn’t good for us. For our guests—who face years of trauma and loss, don’t know where they fit in the world, and question whether […]

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All The Way Home 2019 was an incredible success.

On October 23, 2019, we commemorated 35 years of rebuilding lives with hundreds of Boston’s most influential business leaders and philanthropists at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. The St. Francis House All The Way Home gala honored long-time supporters and dear friends, Jim and Sheila Barry. The evening opened with St. Francis House Board of Directors Chair […]

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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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