Weekly Yoga Classes Launch in the Women’s Center

The St. Francis House Women’s Center has launched a weekly yoga series hosted in partnership with Hands to Heart Yoga Center – a local nonprofit whose mission is to share the healing practice of yoga with people affected by addiction, poverty & trauma in Greater Boston. The beginner yoga classes take place on Fridays and […]

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The Women’s Center: A Critical One-stop Shop for the Ladies of SFH

March is Women’s History Month! In addition, for more than 100 years, International Women’s Day has been celebrated on March 8th. To celebrate this day, we thought we’d talk about the work we do week in, week out with the women who come through our doors.  Named for long-time St. Francis House supporter Carolyn Connors, […]

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International Women’s Day 2020

There is a misconception that homelessness is a male-orientated problem. Today, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity to share how women experiencing homelessness are affected and supported by St. Francis House.  On the 2nd floor of our day shelter in downtown Boston, The Carolyn Connors Women’s Center helps more than 500 women each year. Women […]

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Help support our 2020 Day of Renewal!

Every May, we host a Day of Renewal. This year, our event will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020. Our Carolyn Connors Women’s Center is a safe refuge with customized programming for our women guests. Occurring around Mother’s Day, this event is an opportunity for our ladies to reclaim their identities as women, mothers, daughters, sisters, […]

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Spending the 2019 holidays with St. Francis House

Thanks to acts of kindness through donations, we were able to provide our guests with wonderful gifts this holiday season. The week before Christmas, St. Francis House gifted over 300 brand-new backpacks complete with heat-insulated hats and glove sets to each of our guests. In addition, we distributed gifts to residents of Next Step Housing, […]

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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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Women’s Center programming continues to expand

Women's Center Excursions

Women’s Center Excursion On Friday, February 1, some ladies who frequent our Carolyn Connors Women’s Center took a field trip to the movies. The group walked right around our corner to the Tremont Street AMC and were able to get out of the winter cold for an afternoon and see the hit movie Mary Poppins Returns. We enjoyed […]

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Annual Holiday Party at the Women’s Center

women enjoy food and friends at holiday party

Annual Holiday Party On Wednesday, December 19th, the Carolyn Connors Women’s Center celebrated its annual holiday party! This year the party was held on the fifth floor for the first time, allowing for more space and comfortable seating for everyone.  As a result, approximately 70 ladies came to celebrate, enjoying catered food and dessert, lots […]

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#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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Meghan: “A typical day will have me all over the building!”

Carolyn Connors Women's Center

Currently in the midst of her Masters in Clinical Social Work, Meghan has been interning in the Women’s Center here at St. Francis House. We chatted with her about her experience here over the past several months. How did you discover St. Francis House? I first heard about St. Francis House as one of the […]

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