Moakley Breakfast Forum explores the region’s “housing emergency”

Moakley

Helping the Homeless Find Homes in Boston As rent prices continue to increase in Boston, the lack of housing continues to be a barrier for our guests at St. Francis House. Karen LaFrazia, our President/CEO participated in this year’s Moakley Breakfast forum series on May 16, 2019. Karen joined a panel discussion alongside other leaders […]

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Northeastern Student Volunteer Emma Robinson

Emma and volunteers

From Colorado to Boston Every Tuesday morning from 7-9, Emma Robinson serves food in our kitchen for over 300 hungry guests coming through the front doors. Emma, a freshman at Northeastern University, started volunteering through the Alliance for Civically Engaged Students (ACES) at Northeastern. Incoming freshman students at Northeastern can join ACES and make a […]

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Dr. Trudy Good at St. Francis House

Trudy Good

Meet Dr. Trudy Good As a part of the RIZE grant, licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Trudy Good will be spending one Tuesday a month at St. Francis House, offering individual and group trauma counseling and support sessions for all staff members. Dr. Good, of the Riverside Trauma Center, comes to St. Francis House to offer […]

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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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JetBlue Raffle winners find sunny oasis in Florida

JetBlue winner

Bon Voyage! When the bitter winter weather begins to creep into Boston’s daily forecast, most of us dream of warm destinations, sitting on a beach, looking out at the beautiful blue ocean, feeling the warm sand beneath our toes, and soaking in the sun’s hot rays. For most of us, dreams of escaping Boston’s winter […]

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Natixis kicks off giving campaign in February

Natixis volunteers

Valentine’s week kicked off Natixis Investment Manager’s Employee Giving Campaign. St. Francis House is one of eleven partner charities that benefits from the generosity of Natixis and its employees. The campaign kick-off event allows Natixis employees the opportunity to learn about the mission of nonprofit partners like St. Francis House and commit to donating in support […]

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VMware supports programs in diverse ways

VMware in our kitchen

This past quarter, a group of hearty volunteers from VMware have been spending time at St. Francis House. A diverse group of upwards of 30 VMware employees have joined St. Francis House volunteer corps and have prepped in the kitchen, served meals, and also worked in our clothing department. The volunteering has been organized by […]

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I-Care Packages to support St. Francis House guests

Nashoba Regional High School I-care baskets

Abby Blackmore and Sophia Naroian recently donated I-Care packages filled with essential toiletry items to the guests of St. Francis House. Abby, a Senior at Nashoba Regional High School, first learned of St. Francis House while interning with Representative Kate Hogan last summer. While interning with Representative Hogan, Abby had the chance to hear Karen […]

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Homeless Census held on one of the coldest nights of the year

Homeless Census

The Experience At 10:00 pm on January 30, 300+ volunteers gathered inside City Hall to hear from the Mayor before forming nearly fifty teams to fan across neighborhoods for the annual Boston Homeless Census.  The annual census is an attempt to quantify the number of people living unsheltered on Boston’s streets. Falling on one of […]

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