Fr. Weiss: “I discovered connections to St. Francis House among many of my students and friends who volunteer or serve there.”

James Weiss, St. Francis House supporter

Fr. James Weiss, Episcopal priest and professor of social justice and vocational discovery at Boston College, shares some thoughts about what St. Francis House means to him. I wanted to support an agency with a wide range of services for the homeless and unemployed. As I began to make donations, I discovered connections to St. […]

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Save the Date! Join for Advocacy Breakfast at State House


We invite you to join us at the State House! On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, St. Francis House will be hosting an Advocacy Breakfast at the State House from 9:30-11:00AM in Nurses Hall. This event is a chance for our State Senators and Representatives to learn more about the ways St. Francis House helps people […]

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Groundbreaking celebrates creation of affordable housing in downtown Boston

48 Boylston Groundbreaking with Gov Baker

L to R: Miceal Chamberlain, Bank of America; Mayor Martin Walsh; Lisa Alberghini, POUA; Cardinal Seán O’Malley; Governor Charlie Baker; Secretary of Commonwealth William Galvin; and Karen LaFrazia, St. Francis House all sign a metal beam that will be installed during the renovation. On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, we broke ground at 48 Boylston! Cardinal O’Malley, […]

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Press Release: Cardinal O’Malley, Governor Baker, and Mayor Walsh celebrate groundbreaking of #48Boylston

SFH POUA logo breaking ground

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cayenne Isaksen (617) 646 1028   Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, Governor Charlie Baker, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh Celebrate the Groundbreaking of The Union, an Affordable Housing Development in Downtown Boston  Boston—January 16, 2018 — The Planning Office for Urban Affairs and St. Francis House broke ground today on The Union, […]

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Public Consulting Group (PCG) Embarks on Ongoing Volunteering Program in MAP

PCG volunteers in Moving Ahead Program

PCG has been a long time corporate supporter of St. Francis House, committing to ongoing financial support of our programs and services. They are now committing to an ongoing volunteering partnership with St. Francis House, to offer their employees skills to our students in the Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program (MAP). The program recently kicked […]

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Jeff: “St. Francis House allows me to have hope that in some small way I may be part of providing opportunity to those in need.”

Jeff Sanford St. Francis House supporter

Jeff Sanford, a supporter, eagerly shares some thoughts about what St. Francis House means to him.  My introduction to St Francis House was about 17 years ago. I was fortunate to have worked with Tim Egan (Chair of the Board of Directors) for many years.  One year Tim invited me and a few coworkers to the […]

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Corning Foundation Awards Grant for Fourth Year In a Row

Corning Foundation Gift FY18

The Corning Foundation graciously awarded St. Francis House with funding for the fourth year in a row. With a focus on grants towards education, human services and culture, The Corning Foundation’s mission to support their community aligns with our mission to provide services to those in need. The funding from The Corning Foundation will directly […]

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National Homeless Memorial Day 2017: A message from Karen LaFrazia

Karen LaFrazia, Executive Director, St. Francis House

Even when the dark comes crashing through When you need a friend to carry you And when you’re broken on the ground You will be found… This past summer I saw Dear Evan Hansen, a beautiful, tragic, yet ultimately redemptive musical about the ripple effects of a young man’s death. The show’s music is gorgeous, […]

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Happy New Year, Happy Groundbreaking at 48 Boylston Street!

What is 48 Boylston Street? 48 Boylston Street is the former Boston Young Men’s Christian Union building. St. Francis House, in partnership with the Planning Office of Urban Affairs, purchased the building with the vision of creating 46 units of affordable housing, a social enterprise creating employment training and new jobs for homeless individuals, and […]

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