National Homeless Memorial Day 2020

The Winter Solstice is the darkest day of the year. The day of the year with the fewest hours of day light and the longest night of the year. It is also the day we mark National Homeless Memorial Day in recognition of all who passed away while homeless.  Today, I will join friends and colleagues on […]

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October 21 Marks First Anniversary for Recovery Support Center!

A message from Recovery Support Center Program Director Efrain Lozada:  I want to take a moment and send my deep appreciation for all of the staff at St. Francis House, and to our community for the support you’ve given the Recovery Support Center since we have opened.  October 21st will mark the 1-year anniversary of […]

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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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Aron: “…this on-the-ground work helped convey a sense of commitment to ending homelessness by being present and reaching out to those on the street.”

Homeless Census

Aron Thiim (left), a St. Francis House Emerging Leader, shares his experience participating in the City of Boston’s homeless census this past January The City of Boston led its annual homeless census on January 31, 2018. Many volunteers including St. Francis House President and CEO, Karen LaFrazia, and staff members, took to the streets to […]

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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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Barriers to Benefits: A Forum with State Auditor Bump

Barriers to Benefits roundtable w Auditor Bump

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 St. Francis House convened a roundtable with Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump, City of Boston agencies and homeless service providers to discuss current difficulties to access or maintain existing State benefits. The forum closed with recommendations on institutional barriers to resolve and improve use of taxpayer dollars to help individuals […]

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

MAP-Advocacy-Day-Michlewitz-Speaking

On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 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 […]

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MAP & Next Step receive HUD funding

HUD continues funding for MAP, Next Step

HUD Funding The Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program and Next Step Supportive Housing Program both will continue to receive funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in conjunction with the City of Boston. Recently, the Boston Globe had an article noting The Boston organizations receiving grant money include the Pine Street Inn, Saint […]

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