Overnight shelter at a local hotel? Challenge Accepted!

Last fall, the City of Boston asked St. Francis House if we could run an overnight shelter for them. With winter just around the corner, there was heightened concern about an influx of people who’d been sleeping outside when the weather was tolerable, but who would now be looking for a place to stay the […]

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Joe Moves Ahead Thanks to the Moving Ahead Program

“For precocity, some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life”—Margaret Fuller My name is Joe Simpson. I grew up in a small town called Roper, North Carolina. There was a paper mill there called Weyerhaeuser, where they produced paper products and lumber for building materials. The majority of my family worked at […]

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Reflections on the Year

As one year ends and another begins, it’s inevitable that we look back at the past year and think about all that happened during it. While the details change, here at St. Francis House there’s usually a rhythm that stays fairly consistent from year to year.  New things do happen, new people enter our life: […]

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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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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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Annual Homeless Census Coming Up

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 Annual Homeless Census Taking Place This Month On January 25, 2017 the annual City of Boston homeless census will occur. Volunteers will go out in coordinated groups to locate and count homeless individuals who are not in shelter that night. Last year the census efforts counted 6,240 homeless men, women and children in Boston the night […]

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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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Volunteer Stories: Fabiana Videla

St. Francis House Volunteer Fabiana Videla

Meet St. Francis House Volunteer Fabiana Videla Fabiana Videla has given over 1,500 hours of her time to the St. Francis House kitchen where she has volunteered three times a week since 2012. The Argentina native came to Phoenix, Arizona, in 2004 and to Boston in 2011. Now a Brookline resident, she is confident that […]

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Volunteer Stories: Bob Conlin

Bob Conlin, St. Francis House Volunteer

Meet St. Francis House Volunteer Bob Conlin Bob Conlin associates the beginning of his time as a St. Francis House volunteer with former President Bill Clinton’s nomination. The Dorchester resident has been at it for 20 years and is SFH’s longest-serving volunteer. The father of seven says that volunteerism runs in the family, mentioning that […]

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