Meet Kim Carvalho, Our New Director of the Annual Fund

I am thrilled and honored to join the development team at St. Francis House as the new Director of the Annual Fund. I will be leading the strategy and implementation of the organization’s annual giving program and overseeing development operations, marketing and communications, and events. With over 15 years of fundraising experience with nonprofit organizations […]

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St. Francis House Receives $400,000 Grant from the Yawkey Foundation

We are proud to announce that we have received a $400,000 Strategic Investment grant from the Yawkey Foundation in support of pre-construction expenses for renovations at our 39 Boylston Street location. These upgrades are a critical step forward in our efforts to provide comprehensive, compassionate, trauma informed services to adults experiencing homelessness. The Yawkey Foundation […]

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Meet Savannah Wilkinson, our December Staff Spotlight

How long have you been with St. Francis House? What is your role? I started at St Francis House in November 2020, just over a year now. I work in the housing department as a housing navigator, so my job is to help the guests look for housing. This can mean contacting landlords, helping guests […]

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Former Guest Profile: Danielle

Danielle’s life unraveled in stages. In 2005, pregnant with her second child, her fiancé died in a car accident, leaving her bereft and traumatized, but still able to care for her children with her own father’s support. Several years later, she married a man with whom she had another child. He abused her and in the […]

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A Closer Look: Our Partnership with MassHire

MassHire is a statewide agency connecting jobseekers across the Commonwealth to quality education, skills training and employment opportunities. Here at St. Francis House, our workforce development department is a MassHire access point. Through this partnership we ensure people experiencing homelessness can benefit from MassHire resources with increased accessibility and the support of our staff.   In prior years, MassHire operated as a one-stop […]

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Welcome to Katherine Martinez, our Newest Board Member

Could you share a bit about your background?  I’ve been working in the affordable housing sector for most of my professional career. I first started out working for the Lena Park Community Development Corporation managing Winn Residential and the Lena Park Portfolio. I went on to transition into doing work more focused on advocacy through my role at the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations – a membership organization that serves as the policy and […]

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Meet Luz Reyes, our November Staff Spotlight

How long have you been with St. Francis House? What is your role? I am a Community Outreach Coordinator and have been working at St. Francis House for a year now. My responsibilities include staying informed on resources for guests and acting as a key connector between our guests and the services they need. I […]

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Weekly Yoga Classes Launch in the Women’s Center

The St. Francis House Women’s Center has launched a weekly yoga series hosted in partnership with Hands to Heart Yoga Center – a local nonprofit whose mission is to share the healing practice of yoga with people affected by addiction, poverty & trauma in Greater Boston. The beginner yoga classes take place on Fridays and […]

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Meet Briana Schissler, our October Staff Spotlight

How long have you been with St. Francis House? What is your role? I started at St. Francis House in 2016 as the Clothing Program Supervisor. In August 2018, I left to pursue my Masters in Social Work and returned in June 2020 as a Clinical Supervisor after finishing the program. This September I started […]

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A Closer Look: Rapid Re-Housing

Here at St. Francis House our rapid re-housing team works directly with our guests to assist them in securing stable housing. The program is unique in that we are able to provide upfront move-in costs and sustained financial assistance to guests who are experiencing homelessness. This is possible through our partnership with the City of […]

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