Annual Homeless Census Coming Up

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 Annual Homeless Census Taking Place This Month On January 25, 2017 the annual City of Boston homeless census will occur. Volunteers will go out in coordinated groups to locate and count homeless individuals who are not in shelter that night. Last year the census efforts counted 6,240 homeless men, women and children in Boston the night […]

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Save the Date! Join the Moving Ahead Program at State House

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On Tuesday, February 7, St. Francis House will be hosting an Advocacy Breakfast at the State House from 9:30-11:00AM in Nurses Hall, sponsored by Representative Aaron Michlewitz. This event is a chance for our State Senators and Representatives to learn more about the ways St. Francis House helps people regain their dignity and rebuild their […]

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MAP Alumni Resource Center: New Year, New Goals

Jan 2017 Alumni Resource Center Bulletin Board SMART goals

Our Moving Ahead Program has over 1,500 alumni, all who are welcome to visit St. Francis House at any time and seek us for support and resource advice in perpetuity. The Alumni Resource Center bulletin board on the 4th floor hosts a new topic each month.  Alumni Resource Center: New Year, New Goals People all over […]

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Meet Molly, a St. Francis House Emerging Leader!

Molly Griffiths Emerging Leader

“I first heard of the Emerging Leaders group through my mom, Gera, who is a weekly volunteer here at St. Francis House.” Molly has been an active member of the Emerging Leaders Young Professionals group for approximately a year now. Molly’s experience She shares, “My experience thus far has been extremely rewarding. It has allowed me […]

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WinterWyman Supports Women’s Center

Amy Finn, Carrie McGrath and Elizabeth Spayne from WinterWyman at the Women’s Center holiday party

#25 Days of Giving with WinterWyman WinterWyman supported the St, Francis House Women’s Center Holiday Party as day 24 of their “#25 Days of Giving” – a holiday themed community service program.  Other agencies they worked with included: Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Brighton, Somerville Cambridge Elder Housing, Boston Cares Bed Project, and the Massachusetts State […]

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Natixis Global Asset Management hosts winter drive

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Our Natixis Charity Team comes through again! This month, our Charity Team at Natixis Global Asset Management hosted a winter clothing drive for the guests of St. Francis House.  Clothing donations are essential for our guests.  Once sorted and sized, clothing is distributed to our guests through our Fresh Threads program. The bounty of items collected […]

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MAP & Next Step receive HUD funding

HUD continues funding for MAP, Next Step

HUD Funding The Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program and Next Step Supportive Housing Program both will continue to receive funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in conjunction with the City of Boston. Recently, the Boston Globe had an article noting The Boston organizations receiving grant money include the Pine Street Inn, Saint […]

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Marking National Homeless Memorial Day

Karen LaFrazia, Executive Director, St. Francis House

A message from Karen LaFrazia Tonight, as we eagerly mark the winter solstice as the turning point to longer days filled with sunshine, many in our community will be grappling with the longest night of the year. On this December 21, we mark National Homeless Memorial Day in recognition of all who passed away while […]

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