St. Francis House Helps to Coordinate the “Barrier Buster” Financial Housing Assistance

For people experiencing homelessness across the United States, COVID-19 hit hard. Sudden closures of the services people relied on, and limited access to basic needs created an additional barrier for those already scraping by. For the City of Boston and St. Francis House, the concern immediately turned to the health and safety of our guests. […]

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Volunteer of the Month: Mike Fitzgerald

  Over 3,000 individuals dedicate their time and talent to St. Francis House, this past year volunteering a total of 28,137 hours in our Resource Center, our clothing distribution programs, and the dining room serving nutritious meals. In an effort to shine a spotlight on the incredible compassion of our awesome volunteers, we’ve begun recognizing […]

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June is PRIDE Month!

Since the day we opened 35 years ago, our promise has been and continues to be, we will never turn ANYONE away. All are always welcome at St Francis House. St. Francis House wishes our LGBTQIA+ community a happy Pride! […]

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Black Lives Matter

To our community, St. Francis House stands in solidarity with our community of black and brown guests, staff, volunteers, donors, and partners. My heart aches for the families mourning the senseless murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and so many others. And like so many of you, I am angry. I am angry […]

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Helping our guests with their mental health issues in the time of COVID 

At St. Francis House, mental health issues are something that we’ve always dealt with. We see depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders. We also see a significant number of people who have bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder. Not surprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic is making matters worse for our guests. And not surprisingly, our staff is […]

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Serving our guests, pandemic or not.

Part 3 of our 3 part series for Mental Health Awareness Month. The mental health difficulties our homeless guests face have been exacerbated by COVID-19. Pandemic or not, the St. Francis House staff continue to offer critical mental health support to our guests, more ways than one. Typically, the St. Francis House Clinical and Recovery […]

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Mental health: all tangled up with homelessness 

Part 1 of our 3 part series for Mental Health Awareness Month With the COVID-19 pandemic taking a toll on all of us, taking care of our mental health is more important now than ever. Unfortunately, there’s a great deal of difficulty maintaining your mental health while experiencing homelessness, regardless of global emergency. People become […]

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