Our Moving Ahead Program (MAP)

  • Are you looking to increase your income?
  • Do you need assistance in finding a good job?
  • Are you having trouble keeping a job?
  • Are you looking for career stability and advancement opportunities?


Consider applying for our MAP program!



MAP, founded in 1995, is a 14-week job and life-skills program and helps students learn to identify, pursue, and succeed in careers that match their abilities, skills, and work values. The program emphasizes the importance of job readiness and satisfaction, which can increase students’ ability to secure and maintain employment and housing.

MAP Curriculum helps students gain the following life skills:

    • Assessments that can help to identify skills, values and vocational interests
    • One-on-one vocational counseling and support
    • Exposure to Technology required by the modern workplace
    • Computer Skill Development & Applied Practice
    • Assistance writing resumes
    • Assistance and practice doing interviews both on Zoom and in-person
    • Learning effective job search techniques
    • MassHire Access Point – entry point to Mass Hire services
    • CORI-friendly employer connections
    • Career Planning Services
    • Referrals for qualified individuals to industry training certification programs for computers, GED, Office Management, HVAC, Truck Driving, Medical Billing, PCA, Personal Trainer and more
    • Life skills and Wellness Coaching
    • Financial Literacy



In addition to accessing all of what St. Francis House has to offer, MAP students receive the following supportive services:

  • Weekly stipends for participation in classroom-based instruction
  • Placement in sober housing paid for by St. Francis House
  • Weekly transportation assistance
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Integrated service planning with onsite services
  • Personalized introductions to our Recovery Support Center and Alumni of the MAP program


For more information, stop by our weekly info sessions, held every Wednesday at 10 AM in the 4th floor conference room.

To apply, please send an email to Terry Mahin (tmahin@stfrancishouse.org), our Instructional Team Supervisor, with your contact information, and the subject line reading: “JTA Referral Form.”

St. Francis House offers:

  • Breakfast and Lunch             
  • Mail Room and Showers
  • Clothing Department
  • Resource Center
  • Art Studio
  • Womens Center
  • Workforce Development                        
  • Behavioral Health
  • Recovery Support Center
  • Housing Services
  • Permanent Supportive Housing


39 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116

Open 365 days a year: 6:30AM—3PM