#GivingTuesday is here!

Giving Tuesday 2018

Videos to inspire you about our programs and services. Please share. You could help change a life with just a click? On November 27, 2018 #GivingTuesday allows you to do just that. After the hustle of Black Friday and CyberMonday – two days of mass consumerism – think of St. Francis House on this global […]

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Meet Emerging Leader Emily Perrotti

Emerging Leader Emily P.

“My time working with the Emerging Leaders gave me the opportunity to stay connected to an organization that means a lot to me, and that I know is doing incredibly important work in the Boston community.” Emily’s Emerging Leader Experience Emily first learned about St. Francis House during her time working at the PULSE Program while attending Boston College. She worked […]

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Meet Rachel: Boston College student volunteer

Boston College student volunteer Rachel

Boston College student gives back What started as a requirement for Boston College student Rachel Parris turned into a three-year endeavor that Rachel looks forward to every week. Now a senior at BC, Rachel began volunteering at St. Francis House during her sophomore year for a service-learning class at BC called PULSE. Hoping to draw […]

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Meet Gerry M.

Gerry M. a spotlight volunteer

If it’s “iHop Wednesday” at St. Francis House, you are sure to find volunteer Gerry in our kitchen, starting at 6:30am.  Quick to smile, give an elbow-bump,  or call our guests “Boss” or “Captain” when handing out breakfast and lunch, Gerry has been serving weekly for 6 years in our kitchen. The affectionately-known Wednesday Crew […]

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Northeastern Center for Community Service supports clothing department

Northeastern University Volunteers in Fresh Threads clothing

Northeastern University has been a source of support for St. Francis House for several years, with over a dozen student groups getting involved in our work through volunteerism. For the past 10 years the Northeastern Center for Community Service, a department of City and Community Affairs, has offered grants to students or student groups seeking […]

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Volunteer appreciation event at Maggiano’s

Volunteer dinner

On Tuesday, April 24th, over 80 volunteers and staff gathered at Maggiano’s Little Italy to celebrate the work that volunteers do to further the mission of St. Francis House. Volunteers allow us to provide the refuge and pathways to stability that are critical to helping guests rebuild their lives. April is National Volunteer Month, and […]

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Peri: “Of course food is essential…However, even more importantly, we offer our guests respect.  Everyone is treated like human beings.”

Peri Eaton in SFH Kitchen

Peri shares how he became involved with St. Francis House and why he is a supporter I lived in France for nearly 30 years, where I worked in mental health/addiction counseling.  When I first moved back to Boston about four years ago, people started telling me about St. Francis House because they knew I was […]

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Aron: “…this on-the-ground work helped convey a sense of commitment to ending homelessness by being present and reaching out to those on the street.”

Homeless Census

Aron Thiim (left), a St. Francis House Emerging Leader, shares his experience participating in the City of Boston’s homeless census this past January The City of Boston led its annual homeless census on January 31, 2018. Many volunteers including St. Francis House President and CEO, Karen LaFrazia, and staff members, took to the streets to […]

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