Boston Globe Opinion: The new tax law cuts a hole in charitable giving

On Friday, February 9, 2018, President & CEO Karen LaFrazia had a joint opinion published with Lisa Alberghini, President of the Planning Office for Urban Affairs Inc. Scroll down to read the opinion. You may also click here for a PDF version (which will open in a separate window) SFH-POUA Op-Ed.Boston Globe     […]

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Citizens Bank Leads Financial Literacy Workshops for Moving Ahead Program

Citizens Bank Financial Literacy Workshop at SFH

For over 20 years, Citizens Bank has been a corporate partner and supporter of St. Francis House. Back in October, we announced that Citizens Bank was committing a $50,000 donation towards our 14 week vocational rehabilitation program, The Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program (MAP). Since then, they’ve become embedded in our MAP curriculum. With new […]

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Karen: “I didn’t want to be just a one-time volunteer…I wanted to make a difference and a commitment to help turn someone’s life around.”

Karen Connor in Fresh Threads

Karen Connor shares some thoughts about what St. Francis House means to her. In searching for a meaningful volunteer opportunity, I found St. Francis House on the internet. I was impressed by the range of volunteer programs they offered and flexibility of schedules. I signed up immediately. I didn’t want to be a one-time volunteer.  Rather, […]

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Explorateur Shares the Love this Valentine’s Day

Explorateur wall covered in valentines for SFH

The team at Explorateur has wasted no time giving back to the community they are a part of. Launching their new restaurant just this past summer, the Explorateur team decided to support St. Francis House this Valentine’s Day in their Give Love promotion. They are encouraging customers and their fan base on social media to […]

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Associate Director of Learning & Evaluation named GBEN Membership Chair

Annie Summers GBEN

Annie Summers is our Associate Director of Learning & Evaluation and GBEN Membership Chair I first heard about Greater Boston Evaluation Network through my involvement in non-profits I caught wind of GBEN through my attendance at EMPath quarterly Outcomes Workgroups and Tech Networks of Boston Round Table events. I joined GBEN and their membership committee […]

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CBS Boston Video: St. Francis House Hosts Super Bowl Tailgate Party

Did you see us on TV just before Super Bowl LII? Our guests were as excited about the game as everyone else, and are mourning the loss to the Philly Eagles. They too are citizens of Patriot Nation! We are incredibly grateful to Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation for their generous […]

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St. Francis House hosts Super Bowl LII preview party

Guests watching Robert Kraft video super bowl web

In our Resource Center, watching Robert Kraft’s personal video he recorded for guests at St. Francis House Today St. Francis House hosted a tailgate-themed party to celebrate the Super Bowl LII. Guests were treated to a special luncheon menu and games. At St. Francis House we recognize that everyone’s a proud member of Patriot Nation […]

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Building Impact partners with Globoforce to provide wellness kits

wellness kit assemblies building impact web

Building Impact in Partnership with Globoforce Supports St. Francis House with Wellness Kits With the influx of guests coming to St. Francis House for shelter from the freezing cold temperatures, our supply demand has also increased. This has inspired many of our corporate partners to lend extra support to St. Francis House. One of our […]

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East Boston Savings Bank Lends Support


East Boston Savings Bank Director of Marketing, Lisa Kornachuk and Chairman, President & CEO, Dick Gavegnano came in for a tour with Corporate Engagement Officer Meryl Pinette and Claudia Haydon. East Boston Savings Bank Lends Corporate Support Through Charitable Foundation St. Francis House was a recent recipient of a charitable donation through the East Boston […]

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Glenn: “One reason I support St. Francis House is that the work its staff does pays off.”

Glenn Seberg, St. Francis House supporter

Glenn, a supporter, shares some thoughts about what St. Francis House means to him. What’s most important to me is the spirit of the place, welcoming and accessible, where no one is rejected and many kinds of help are available. The sincere welcoming greetings I’ve observed right outside the front doors of St. Francis House […]

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