Board Member Story: Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy, SFH board member

Meet Board Member Jack Murphy. Years on Board: Less than one. Jack’s start I was lucky enough to meet Karen [President & CEO] and Maggie during an event for Sail Boston. We discussed the great work that St. Francis House does: its history and future plans. I was impressed with their passion and drive, and […]

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Meghan: “A typical day will have me all over the building!”

Carolyn Connors Women's Center

Currently in the midst of her Masters in Clinical Social Work, Meghan has been interning in the Women’s Center here at St. Francis House. We chatted with her about her experience here over the past several months. How did you discover St. Francis House? I first heard about St. Francis House as one of the […]

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Help support our upcoming Women’s Day of Renewal!

Women's Day of renewal manicures

Every May, we host a Day of Renewal Our Carolyn Connors Women’s Center is a safe refuge with customized programming for our women guests. Occurring around Mother’s Day, this event is an opportunity for our ladies to reclaim their identities as women, mothers, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers. The day-long program includes a catered continental breakfast, […]

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48 Boylston: February Update

Composite February Update 48 Boylston

In January we broke ground You may remember that we started off the new year by breaking ground with Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh, and Cardinal O’Malley. The construction company leading this project is Gilbane Company. Once we finished the groundbreaking event, they spent the last bit of January mobilizing to prepare the building for abatement, […]

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Natixis 2018 Employee Giving Campaign Kicks Off

Natixis Employee Giving 2018

This 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 allows employees the opportunity to learn about the mission of nonprofit partners like St. Francis House and commit to donating in support of the […]

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St. Joseph’s School Student Council leads collection

St. Joseph's School Medford student council donations

St. Joseph’s School in Medford collected donations for St. Francis House The Student Council led students in grades one through to eight to collect donations for St. Francis House. Each grade was responsible for collecting multiples of a designated item, such as toothpaste. Collectively the students were able to donate many toiletries, winter essentials, and […]

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Peri: “Of course food is essential…However, even more importantly, we offer our guests respect.  Everyone is treated like human beings.”

Peri Eaton in SFH Kitchen

Peri shares how he became involved with St. Francis House and why he is a supporter I lived in France for nearly 30 years, where I worked in mental health/addiction counseling.  When I first moved back to Boston about four years ago, people started telling me about St. Francis House because they knew I was […]

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St. Francis House highlights Moving Ahead Program at State House Breakfast

Senator boncore at advocacy breakfast

Senator Boncore speaking at the podium during St. Francis House Advocacy Breakfast 2018 We hosted our annual Advocacy Day breakfast We highlighted our workforce development programs with support from legislators including Senator Joseph Boncore and Representative Aaron Michlewitz. The breakfast provides an opportunity for State legislators to learn more about the ways St. Francis House […]

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Aron: “…this on-the-ground work helped convey a sense of commitment to ending homelessness by being present and reaching out to those on the street.”

Homeless Census

Aron Thiim (left), a St. Francis House Emerging Leader, shares his experience participating in the City of Boston’s homeless census this past January The City of Boston led its annual homeless census on January 31, 2018. Many volunteers including St. Francis House President and CEO, Karen LaFrazia, and staff members, took to the streets to […]

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