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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Paula: “St. Francis House takes human beings who are struggling and makes them whole again”

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Paula O’Keeffe, a supporter, eagerly shares some thoughts about what St. Francis House means to her.  I first heard about St. Francis House and met President and CEO Karen LaFrazia through our shared involvement in the Midtown Park Plaza Neighborhood Association (MPPNA). I had been previously interested in homelessness because of my experience volunteering three […]

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February Snowstorm Niko Update: St. Francis House to open early again

St. Francis House winter storm Niko

The City of Boston continues to feel the effects of Snowstorm Niko, which will linger through tomorrow, Friday February 10. Mayor Marty Walsh has declared that the snow emergency continue. How is St. Francis House responding to the snowstorm? This morning, Thursday Feb 8 we had opened an hour and a half early. We welcomed […]

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February Snowstorm Update: St. Francis House to open early

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The City of Boston is expecting a snowstorm tomorrow, Thursday February 9. Mayor Marty Walsh has declared a snow emergency in effect starting at 10AM. How is St. Francis House responding in anticipation of the snowstorm? In anticipation of the expected frigid weather and snowfall, we will open an hour and a half earlier at 5:00AM. […]

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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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