Programs & Services

Explore Our Programs & Services

These programs and services represent everything a person experiencing homelessness needs to find their pathway to recovery. They are all located at our centralized campus on Boylston Street in downtown Boston.

We excel in our commitment and ability to develop relationships with individuals who come here for day refuge services, create in them a sense of hope and belief that they can make positive change in their lives, and then wrap the necessary services around them to ensure they are getting a stable footing for moving forward.

Hear it from our community

“When I came to St. Francis House, I felt it – in my gut, in my heart, in my whole body, that this is where I belong. [ The Moving Ahead Program ] helps people, especially women my age, get back on track and succeed in life, and that’s exactly what St. Francis and the MAP program did for me. I challenge myself every day and there’s no standing still for me, it’s all about rising and going further and further and further.”

Patricia Nieves Former St. Francis House Guest

“I used St. Francis House to help me get clothes because I was homeless. I got breakfast and lunch there. I was getting services like talking to a counselor. Slowly, I started opening up more. St. Francis House had a big part in making me the person I am today because they believed in me. If it wasn’t for St. Francis House, there’s no telling where my life would be.”

Mike Griswold Former St. Francis House Guest

“This is where I saw possibility, a future, and felt the kind of validation you can only get from people who have been through trials as bad as yours – and sometimes even worse. For the first time in my life, I shared my story honestly and completely. It’s where I finally understood how much I had overcome, not just how much I had screwed up, lost, or missed out on.”

Andrew Moskevich Former St. Francis House Guest

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