Bank of America Charitable Foundation awards $15,000 to fund Basic Services

Volunteers helping at Fresh Threads Clothing Department - clothes

Bank of America Charitable Foundation St. Francis House is thrilled to receive $15,000 from Bank of America Charitable Foundation this week as an investment in our basic needs programs and services. This funding will allow St. Francis House to help improve our guests’ economic mobility through the multitude of services we provide in our Day Shelter. […]

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FY17 State Budget: Call your Senator for Moving Ahead Program

Moving Ahead Program

Now: Call your State Senator before 5pm Thursday! To everyone who contacted their State Representatives to support St. Francis House in the state budget, thank you! We will now focus on the Senate, who released their own budget proposal. As expected, funding for our Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program was not included. This will happen through the […]

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Liberty Mutual Serves at St. Francis House During National Volunteer Week

Serve with Liberty Mutual at St. Francis House

National Volunteer Week also for Companies St. Francis House recently celebrated National Volunteer Week at the end of April. The concept of corporate volunteer week has taken off, with many businesses establishing regular volunteer opportunities to get their employees involved in the communities where they work and play. We have been lucky as the destination of choice for […]

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Women’s Center Cinema Outing to Beauty and the Beast

Loews women's center field trip cinema outing

Thanks to some incredibly generous donors, this past Tuesday a group from our Carolyn Connors Women’s Center was able to enjoy a cinema outing to see Beauty and the Beast in 3D at the Loew’s Cinema on Tremont Street. Thrilled to take hold of their 3D glasses, most of the women were experiencing this type […]

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Anonymous donors will match up to $80,000!

FY17 Spring Match Header

We’re excited to share that an anonymous group of caring donors is promising to match every gift we receive by June 30th – dollar for dollar – up to $80,000! Your gift, doubled through our matching gift challenge, will go twice as far to help our hungry and hurting neighbors who are struggling to survive […]

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Meryl Pinette joins St. Francis House as Corporate Engagement Officer

Meryl Pinette joins St. Francis Hous

Meryl Pinette has joined St. Francis House as our new Corporate Engagement Officer, working with corporate partners in the Greater Boston area to enhance their partnerships with St. Francis House. Invested in developing uniquely tailored collaborations with corporate partners, Meryl seeks to highlight their specific priorities and our mission.  She thrives on finding untapped partnerships in the Boston […]

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May: Time for a Mental Health “Tune-Up”!

Moving Ahead Program May Mental Health Tuneup 2017

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. This month’s is from Danielle Porcello, our Moving Ahead Program Counselor. […]

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Recognizing Our Volunteers: Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner 2017

Volunteer Appreciation Month & National Volunteer Week Although April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month, we appreciate our volunteers year round, as they are a crucial bastion of support, ensuring St. Francis House can offer such a breadth and depth of programs and services for guests. Collectively, St. Francis House relies on over 1,670 volunteers each year […]

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John Hancock supports St. Francis House for One Boston Day

Elite field of marathoners donate shoes for One Boston Day

The talk around Boston during the marathon season is John Hancock, the major sponsor of the most iconic race on Earth – the Boston Marathon – and a huge participant in all the citywide events that weekend. This year they teamed up with St. Francis House for some special events around One Boston Day, April 15, […]

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