Extraordinary Vision

On September 22, our Executive Director, Karen LaFrazia, was honored for her outstanding leadership by the nonprofit HomeStart Inc., at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. “Karen is a leader and visionary in her approach to providing shelter and rehabilitative programs for the poor and homeless in greater Boston,” said Linda Wood-Boyle, President and CEO of HomeStart. “Karen uses creativity and innovation to provide services that support homeless individuals and families, through partnerships like ours.”

Karen accepted the award on behalf of the entire St. Francis House staff, and praised our effective collaboration with HomeStart, which helps the poor and homeless find permanent housing. “So many of our guests have benefited from the extensive housing resources available at HomeStart,” Karen explained. “For years our organizations have worked together to create a broad safety net that will foster the rapid rehousing of people who are experiencing homelessness.”