What do you do when you can’t just “get a job”? 

A crucial part of our mission here at St. Francis House is helping our guests find work. But for many of our guests, working – whether full or part-time – is just not possible. They may have chronic health conditions or disabilities that make working too difficult. They may be at a point in their […]

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Joe Moves Ahead Thanks to the Moving Ahead Program

“For precocity, some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life”—Margaret Fuller My name is Joe Simpson. I grew up in a small town called Roper, North Carolina. There was a paper mill there called Weyerhaeuser, where they produced paper products and lumber for building materials. The majority of my family worked at […]

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Congratulations MAP Class 186!

Congratulations to the 186th class of the Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program, who graduated with all smiles on February 19, 2021. Despite the coronavirus pandemic altering how we offer our services, the highly successful 14-week life-and-job-skills training course has continued to prep students experiencing homelessness and substance use disorder to overcome barriers, re-enter the workforce […]

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Moving Ahead through COVID-19 for MAP

Since it first began 25 years ago, our Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program (MAP) has helped hundreds of those who’ve experienced homelessness, addiction, mental illness, and/or a history of incarceration, find their footing and regain more stability and purpose in their lives. MAP is a 14-week job and life-skills program that has been an entirely […]

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St. Francis House Helps to Coordinate the “Barrier Buster” Financial Housing Assistance

For people experiencing homelessness across the United States, COVID-19 hit hard. Sudden closures of the services people relied on, and limited access to basic needs created an additional barrier for those already scraping by. For the City of Boston and St. Francis House, the concern immediately turned to the health and safety of our guests. […]

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