Meet Jose Rodriguez, our May Staff Spotlight

Jose Rodriguez joined the St. Francis House team in 2019 and serves as the Operations Coordinator in our Recovery Support Center. Jose values the connections he makes with the people coming through the RSC and brings his incredible empathy and understanding to those relationships. As a graduate of the Moving Ahead Program, Jose says he […]

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Studio Shine Clothing Program to Hold Grand Re-Opening

On May 25th we will host the Grand Re-Opening of “Studio Shine,” a program dedicated to providing guests with professional and work-appropriate clothing for interviews and on-the-job. The re-opening will unveil a handful of improvements to Studio Shine including further integration with our Moving Ahead Program (MAP), a more diverse selection of clothing with a […]

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Celebrating Service, this April, and Always 

The impacts of COVID-19 on volunteerism here at St. Francis House, but really across the City of Boston, remain prominent. But as our Associate Director of Day Shelter Services said in passing this past January during the spike in cases due to Omicron: “we can only do the best we can do”.   Thankfully, for us […]

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Meet Frede Reais, our April Staff Spotlight

Frede started at St. Francis House five years ago as a member of our Community Engagement & Safety team. Since then, he has transitioned into a Guest Engagement Liaison and now into the role of Bilingual Case Manager. Co-workers in his department call him the “unofficial ambassador for immigrants” at St. Francis House, since his […]

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Finding Resilience & Hope at the Willows

The willow tree has a special place in many cultural traditions. With a strong well-rooted trunk, and drooping, swaying branches, the willow is both strong in the face of adversity and resilient when weathering the inevitable storms. And, if you cut off a branch and replant it, it will grow a new tree. Resilience. Hope. […]

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Meet Nikki Sheldon, our March Staff Spotlight

This March we are featuring Nikki Sheldon as our monthly Staff Spotlight! Nikki does incredible work at our recently-opened Willows at Woods shelter. This unique shelter offers accessible, low-threshold housing to women who were formerly residing at the Mass and Cass encampments. The women living at Willows at Woods face incredible challenges. As the Shelter […]

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Three Massachusetts Bills you can Support to Help People Experiencing Homelessness

At. St. Francis House, we believe in providing services and resources to anyone who needs them. Making this mission possible means providing refuge, recovery, employment and housing services as well as supporting legislation that will improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness. There are currently a handful of Massachusetts Bills under review that, if passed, […]

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St. Francis House Partners with Atrius Health to Facilitate Mock Interviews

As part of our workforce development programming, we offer individuals the opportunity to enroll in our Moving Ahead Program (MAP) – a 14-week job and life-skills training program for individuals who have experienced homelessness. MAP helps students learn to identify, pursue, and succeed in careers that match their abilities, skills, and work values. An important […]

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Bo Candelario Receives Spirit of Saint Francis Award

Each year, St. Francis House recognizes the outstanding work of one staff member with the Tim Bulla Spirit of St. Francis award. The award was created in 2018 in honor of 25 years of service by former St. Francis House Associate Director of Clinical Services, Tim Bulla. Employees nominate a colleague who has, “consistently treated […]

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Meet Neysa Johnson, our February Staff Spotlight

How long have you been with St. Francis House? What is your role? I am one of the Guest Engagement Liaisons here at St. Francis House. As of January 22 2022, I’ve been working here for ten years. I first began as a member on the CES Team and quickly moved into housing.  I also […]

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