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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FY18 State Budget Update: Moving Ahead Program

Moving Ahead Program budget

Massachusetts House of Representatives passes FY18 Budget To everyone who contacted their State Representatives to support St. Francis House in the state budget, thank you! Through your advocacy, the final House budget this week included funding for our Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program at $125,000 and there was a small increase for Individual Homeless Services, […]

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Action Needed: Call your State Rep to support St. Francis House

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For the past several months our President & CEO, Karen LaFrazia, has been meeting with members of the State Legislature asking them to support the work of St. Francis House in two different ways. First, she has been working with our State Representative, Aaron Michlewitz, to include funding in the State budget that would provide […]

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Moving Ahead Program Graduation: Class 163

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Today Class 163 of the Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program celebrated their graduation. Each graduation is a joyfully proud and emotional recognition of our students’ accomplishment at overcoming addictions, unemployment, and homelessness to complete the 14-week program. Our graduates move ahead, learning and adopting healthy coping mechanisms in times of stress, gaining employment, and finding an apartment […]

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Save the Date! Join the Moving Ahead Program at State House

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On Tuesday, February 7, St. Francis House will be hosting an Advocacy Breakfast at the State House from 9:30-11:00AM in Nurses Hall, sponsored by Representative Aaron Michlewitz. This event is a chance for our State Senators and Representatives to learn more about the ways St. Francis House helps people regain their dignity and rebuild their […]

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Please call your MA Senator to co-sponsor Moving Ahead Program funding

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Moving Ahead Program Update Our newly elected Senator, Joe Boncore, has filed Amendment #796 to fund $150,000 for our Moving Ahead Program. This critical amount is equivalent to 14% of our current Moving Ahead Program operating budget, helping graduate one class of our students. Please contact your Senator Contact your senator, and ask them to support […]

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Guest Profile: Ingredients for Change

Mike knew from a very young age that he had the potential to become a great chef. “Everyone in my family knows how to cook,” he says. “My mother was a good cook, my father was a good cook, my grandfather was a good cook. It runs in my family on both sides and came […]

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