35 years of Rebuilding Lives – 1984-2019

On October 4, 1984, the Feast Day of Saint Francis, Fr. Loui Canino, our founder, and the peace and justice committee of St. Anthony’s Shrine along with Governor Dukakis, religious leaders, the faith and business community, and hundreds of concerned citizens marched in procession from Arch Street to 39 Boylston Street and with a dixie […]

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St. Francis House Receives Wellness Grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Contributes $1 Million to New England Non-Profits to Mark Tufts Health Plan’s 40th Anniversary     Boston – October 2, 2019 – St. Francis House has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. The grant is part of $1 million in funding the Tufts Health Plan Foundation […]

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Affordable Housing Finance Magazine 2019 Readers’ Choice Award: Historic Rehab Category – The Union at 48 Boylston

We are excited to announce that The Union at 48 Boylston was chosen as the historic rehab winner in Affordable Housing Finance magazines 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards! The Union at 48 Boylston was the result of a partnership between St. Francis House, the largest day shelter for adults experiencing homelessness in the City of Boston, […]

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Board Member Story: Thomas Reilly

Meet Board Member Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. Years on Board: 9 The Start After raising our three daughters in suburban Boston and becoming empty nesters, my wife and I moved into the city to live. For many years I had enjoyed being a trustee of a youth empowerment organization, but with more time I was […]

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SFH celebrates the Ribbon Cutting for The Union at 48 Boylston

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, St. Francis House and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston welcomed a full crowd for a historic ribbon cutting ceremony. The unique partnership announced one of the city’s newest additions: #TheUnionat48. The Union at 48 Boylston Street will provide 46 units of affordable housing in the […]

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Moakley Breakfast Forum explores the region’s “housing emergency”

Moakley

Helping the Homeless Find Homes in Boston As rent prices continue to increase in Boston, the lack of housing continues to be a barrier for our guests at St. Francis House. Karen LaFrazia, our President/CEO participated in this year’s Moakley Breakfast forum series on May 16, 2019. Karen joined a panel discussion alongside other leaders […]

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Northeastern Student Volunteer Emma Robinson

Emma and volunteers

From Colorado to Boston Every Tuesday morning from 7-9, Emma Robinson serves food in our kitchen for over 300 hungry guests coming through the front doors. Emma, a freshman at Northeastern University, started volunteering through the Alliance for Civically Engaged Students (ACES) at Northeastern. Incoming freshman students at Northeastern can join ACES and make a […]

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Dr. Trudy Good at St. Francis House

Trudy Good

Meet Dr. Trudy Good As a part of the RIZE grant, licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Trudy Good will be spending one Tuesday a month at St. Francis House, offering individual and group trauma counseling and support sessions for all staff members. Dr. Good, of the Riverside Trauma Center, comes to St. Francis House to offer […]

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Women’s Center programming continues to expand

Women's Center Excursions

Women’s Center Excursion On Friday, February 1, some ladies who frequent our Carolyn Connors Women’s Center took a field trip to the movies. The group walked right around our corner to the Tremont Street AMC and were able to get out of the winter cold for an afternoon and see the hit movie Mary Poppins Returns. We enjoyed […]

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