Board Member Story: Thomas Reilly

Meet Board Member Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. Years on Board: 9 The Start After raising our three daughters in suburban Boston and becoming empty nesters, my wife and I moved into the city to live. For many years I had enjoyed being a trustee of a youth empowerment organization, but with more time I was […]

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SFH celebrates the Ribbon Cutting for The Union at 48 Boylston

On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, St. Francis House and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs of the Archdiocese of Boston welcomed a full crowd for a historic ribbon cutting ceremony. The unique partnership announced one of the city’s newest additions: #TheUnionat48. The Union at 48 Boylston Street will provide 46 units of affordable housing in the […]

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Moakley Breakfast Forum explores the region’s “housing emergency”

Moakley

Helping the Homeless Find Homes in Boston As rent prices continue to increase in Boston, the lack of housing continues to be a barrier for our guests at St. Francis House. Karen LaFrazia, our President/CEO participated in this year’s Moakley Breakfast forum series on May 16, 2019. Karen joined a panel discussion alongside other leaders […]

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Board Member Story: Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy, SFH board member

Meet Board Member Jack Murphy. Years on Board: Less than one. Jack’s start I was lucky enough to meet Karen [President & CEO] and Maggie during an event for Sail Boston. We discussed the great work that St. Francis House does: its history and future plans. I was impressed with their passion and drive, and […]

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Associate Director of Learning & Evaluation named GBEN Membership Chair

Annie Summers GBEN

Annie Summers is our Associate Director of Learning & Evaluation and GBEN Membership Chair I first heard about Greater Boston Evaluation Network through my involvement in non-profits I caught wind of GBEN through my attendance at EMPath quarterly Outcomes Workgroups and Tech Networks of Boston Round Table events. I joined GBEN and their membership committee […]

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CBS Boston Video: St. Francis House Hosts Super Bowl Tailgate Party

Did you see us on TV just before Super Bowl LII? Our guests were as excited about the game as everyone else, and are mourning the loss to the Philly Eagles. They too are citizens of Patriot Nation! We are incredibly grateful to Robert Kraft and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation for their generous […]

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Likai: “We must take care of the common people, the poor and needy.”

Likai at his office campus in Cambridge, MA

Likai, a supporter, eagerly shares some thoughts about what St. Francis House means to him.  About 8 years ago, I was helping with some office chores at my church while a staff member referred a homeless person to St. Francis House as their soup kitchen program had been discontinued some years ago due to understaffing. […]

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Managing Your Time

How many times a week do you forget about something you committed to, or double book yourself? What about a task you wanted to do at work, but slipped your mind until you’re ready to leave? Time is a difficult thing to manage, both in and out of the workplace. Sometimes we can’t control what happens, […]

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BODY POLITIC at Bromfield Gallery features St. Francis House artist

Bromfield Gallery artists exhibit

Opening today, August 2, BODY POLITIC will show through to Sunday, August 20 at Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston. St. Francis House artist featured One of our artists from our Margaret Lindsay Stewart Art Studio has a piece showing in this exhibition. Our studio is a vibrantly creative place for guests to drop in […]

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