Capital One Cafe supports St. Francis House

Capital One Cafe

This past month we’ve been thrilled to have service teams from Capital One Cafe “in the house.”  The groups served in our clothing departments meeting the various needs of our guests, and in the kitchen, prepping and serving meals with Chef Seth. How did they get started? “It really grew quite organically,” said Lydia an […]

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Meet Emerging Leader Emily Perrotti

Emerging Leader Emily P.

“My time working with the Emerging Leaders gave me the opportunity to stay connected to an organization that means a lot to me, and that I know is doing incredibly important work in the Boston community.” Emily’s Emerging Leader Experience Emily first learned about St. Francis House during her time working at the PULSE Program while attending Boston College. She worked […]

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Trauma-informed care presentation

Katie Volk presents on trauma and trauma-informed care

What is trauma-informed care? On Thursday, September 27th, St. Francis House welcomed Katie Volk from the Center for Social Innovation for a presentation on trauma-informed care. Trauma-informed care endeavors to do no harm in a treatment framework that involves understanding and responsiveness. Because trauma is a universal experience, our staff members strive to care for guests […]

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Meet Rachel: Boston College student volunteer

Boston College student volunteer Rachel

Boston College student gives back What started as a requirement for Boston College student Rachel Parris turned into a three-year endeavor that Rachel looks forward to every week. Now a senior at BC, Rachel began volunteering at St. Francis House during her sophomore year for a service-learning class at BC called PULSE. Hoping to draw […]

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St. Francis House Fall Match Challenge

This fall 2018 a generous donor has offered to match each and every gift to St. Francis House – dollar for dollar – between now and October 31, 2018, up to $50,000! To take full advantage of this opportunity to have your gift make the biggest impact in the lives of our struggling neighbors, use […]

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Converse Captains This Year’s Shooze Cruise

Converse on board the Shooze Cruise

Partnership History Converse, a longtime supporter of St. Francis House, consistently provides brand new Converse sneakers for our guests who are in need of new shoes. Their donation of shoes allows us to stock up our Fresh Threads clothing department, a department which goes through over 200 pairs per month.  Converse also worked with us for […]

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Webster Bank Cruises into 2nd Shooze Cruise Sponsorship

Webster Bank on our Cruise

Long Term Partnership with Webster Bank Webster Bank is no stranger to participating in our annual fundraising events! Most recently they served as our Premier sponsor for our 2018 St. Francis House Boston Marathon Team, where they contributed to our $90k+ fundraising campaign. Their support has consistently grown year over year, and we are thrilled […]

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Another Shooze Cruise in the books

AHOY! The 15th Annual Shooze Cruise, presented by the Emerging Leaders of St. Francis House set sail on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018. As tides were rising, attendees boarded the Provincetown II from the Seaport’s World Trade Center Pier with new or gently used men’s shoes in hand. After the counting was complete, we collected over 300 pairs […]

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