A message from the SFH Workforce Development Department

Although our current classes are temporarily suspended, we are still open for business!  The coronavirus pandemic has not been easy on anyone. But for those individuals experiencing or vulnerable to homelessness who’ve lost their jobs because of it, or who were in the process of preparing to return to the world of work when the full […]

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#MarathonMonday: Meet Carrie Neff!

We’re a few weeks out from the 124th Boston Marathon® and Team St. Francis House is hard at work. In preparation for #MarathonMonday on April 20, each week we’ll be introducing one of our runners! This week’s feature is on Carrie Neff. By day, Carrie is working on the admin-side of the Marathon as the St. Francis House Event […]

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The Urban Hound at St. Francis House and Humphrey the Boston Terrier

Everyone’s path to employment is unique, and so are St. Francis House’s workforce development services. To strengthen our portfolio of options, St. Francis House partnered with The Urban Hound, Boston’s premier dog care, training, and grooming facility, to open The Urban Hound at St. Francis House in October 2019 offering relevant and accessible hands-on employment […]

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Meet Patricia: A Story of Survival 

Patricia Nieves’ mom was a survivor, just like she is. Despite being married to two abusive men, she created a relatively stable home life for Patricia and her brother Al. Patricia recalls an early memory of her father holding her mother down, injecting into her arm what she now thinks must have been heroin. “It […]

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St. Francis House is counting on you for #GivingTuesday

December 3rd is #GivingTuesday, a day where we can make a true difference for our guests.  Since 1984, St. Francis House has been committed to the act of #Giving. Through the form of hope within our safe and engaging spaces or the opportunities offered through our workforce development initiatives and affordable housing that help break […]

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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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Advocacy breakfast with focus on employment services

Advocacy day 2019

St. Francis House hosted our Annual Advocacy Breakfast on Wednesday, February 6 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM in Nurses Hall at the Massachusetts State House. Event Recap The breakfast event was an opportunity for our State Senators and Representatives to learn about the ways we help people regain their dignity and rebuild their lives, with a […]

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Advocacy Events at State House in February

Feature Advocacy image

St. Francis House is hosting an Advocacy Breakfast onWednesday, February 69:30 – 11:00 AMNurses Hall, Massachusetts State House This event is an opportunity for our State Senators and Representatives to learn more about the ways we help people regain their dignity and rebuild their lives, with a special focus on our Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program. […]

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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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Another successful MAP Class graduates

Moving Ahead Program (MAP) is an important part of our larger Workforce Development program.  When the graduation day finally arrives, it is a special occasion for our students.  It’s the conclusion of 14 weeks of computer training, mock interviewing, workforce document creating and job searching. To celebrate, we welcome the family and friends of our students […]

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