Journey to Graduation: Life Maps

Moving Ahead Program Life Map

The first few weeks of our program can be extremely difficult to navigate. For many of our students, this could be the first time in many years adhering to a strict schedule, or being in an environment with so many new faces. To help overcome this and to create a classroom environment that feels safe […]

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What Gifts Do You Bring to the Table?

What Gifts Do You Bring to the Table? Alumni Resource Center Bulletin Board

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, we’re talking about Strengths. If I gave you […]

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Moving Ahead Program, Class 166: Journey to Graduation

The fun never stops here at the Moving Ahead Program! We just celebrated the end of one class with a Graduation Ceremony, and our team is busy preparing for the start of our 166th Class. How did we get to this point? Twice a week, our program hosts an Information Session, run by our Admissions Coordinator.  From […]

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Moving Ahead Program Graduates Class 165

 Pictured above: Students of the Moving Ahead Program listen to their Instructor, Chris, give his speech during their Graduation Ceremony on June 23rd, 2017. Photo by Tony Irving. On Friday, June 23rd the Moving Ahead Program graduated their 165th Class. Graduation is an important part of each student’s journey. The ceremony signifies the end to […]

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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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St. Francis House highlights Moving Ahead Program At State House Breakfast

Advocacy Breakfast at State House with Michlewitz

PRESS RELEASE – For Immediate Release Contact: Christina Smith​​​ (617) 457-1002 csmith@stfrancishouse.org   St. Francis House highlights Moving Ahead Program At State House Breakfast Representative Aaron Michlewitz supports SFH efforts at event BOSTON, February 7, 2017 – St. Francis House (SFH) today was joined by Representative Aaron Michlewitz, at their annual Advocacy Day breakfast. The event provides an opportunity for State legislators to learn more about the ways SFH helps over 6,700 men and women […]

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St. Francis House, Boston Employment Network job fair profiled on WBUR

The Boston Employment Network (BEN) is part of Mayor Marty Walsh’s action plan to end chronic homelessness in Boston. St. Francis House is a member of the BEN along with Pine Street Inn, the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, Project Place, and several other agencies. BEN Job Fair The Boston Employment Network hosted a […]

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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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