Barriers to Benefits: A Forum with State Auditor Bump

Barriers to Benefits roundtable w Auditor Bump

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 St. Francis House convened a roundtable with Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, City of Boston agencies and homeless service providers to discuss current difficulties to access or maintain existing State benefits. The forum closed with recommendations on institutional barriers to resolve and improve use of taxpayer dollars to help individuals […]

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Neighboring Hotels & Residences Give Back through Community Volunteering!

Kensington staff Serving June 2017 news post

We so often hear volunteer groups who come in and say “you’re right around the corner, and we had no idea!” Sometimes our day to day routine makes it so easy to not notice what’s right in front of us. Recently we’ve experienced an influx of volunteer groups from neighboring hotels and residences who wanted […]

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Meet Joe, a St. Francis House guest with a home

Joe Burton and his case manager, Vinnie Perryman

 Joe checks a document during a recent appointment at St. Francis House with his case manager, Vinnie. Many do not realize that 25% of our guests each year are not homeless. Some of our housed guests first came to St. Francis House while experiencing homelessness but, as Joe’s story shows, continue to return for holistic […]

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Natixis Global Asset Management Donates Professional Clothing

Tie Donation 6.7.17 Natixis Global Asset Management

Clothing donations for Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program St. Francis House relies heavily on the generosity and support of our Corporate Partners. And it’s a win-win when we can work with our Corporate Partners in a way that benefits both organizations. When one of our Corporate Partners, Natixis, recently made the transition from business attire […]

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Long-time volunteer recognized as 2017 Myra Kraft Community MVP

Jerry Ferrera Kraft MVP award honoree 2017

We were honored to nominate and have our long-time supporter, Jerry Ferrera, recognized by the Patriots Charitable Foundation as a 2017 Myra Kraft Community MVP. Recognition Luncheon at Gillette Stadium On Thursday, June 8, 2017 Jerry and 25 other individuals were recognized at Gillette Stadium for their volunteer efforts n their communities. In addition to personal recognition […]

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Emerging Leaders chart another Shooze Cruise voyage for 2017

The planning is underway for 2017 Shooze Cruise The Emerging Leaders of St. Francis House are busy planning the 14th Annual Shooze Cruise.  The annual harbor cruise is a highlight of the summer season and will take place on August 9th at 7pm onboard the Provincetown II. The cruise started as the brainchild of then […]

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All aboard the 14th Annual Shooze Cruise!

2016 Shooze Cruise boat sign

This year’s #ShoozeCruise is Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Provincetown II: 200 Seaport Boulevard, Boston Boarding: 6:30pm Cruise: 7:00 – 10:00pm Admission: $40 plus a new pair of men’s shoes, sneakers or boots (size 9-13) Must be 21+ for entry #ShoozeCruise The annual Shooze Cruise is our signature boat party hosted by our Emerging Leaders. Attendees […]

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June: Step into a New Career

June 2017 Step Into a New Career MAP Alumni Resource Center

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 about career changes. Have you been feeling unmotivated? […]

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