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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Congratulations MAP Class 186!

Congratulations to the 186th class of the Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program, who graduated with all smiles on February 19, 2021. Despite the coronavirus pandemic altering how we offer our services, the highly successful 14-week life-and-job-skills training course has continued to prep students experiencing homelessness and substance use disorder to overcome barriers, re-enter the workforce […]

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

Senator boncore at advocacy breakfast

Senator Boncore speaking at the podium during St. Francis House Advocacy Breakfast 2018 We hosted our annual Advocacy Day breakfast We highlighted our workforce development programs with support from legislators including Senator Joseph Boncore and Representative Aaron Michlewitz. The breakfast provides an opportunity for State legislators to learn more about the ways St. Francis House […]

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Citizens Bank Leads Financial Literacy Workshops for Moving Ahead Program

Citizens Bank Financial Literacy Workshop at SFH

For over 20 years, Citizens Bank has been a corporate partner and supporter of St. Francis House. Back in October, we announced that Citizens Bank was committing a $50,000 donation towards our 14 week vocational rehabilitation program, The Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program (MAP). Since then, they’ve become embedded in our MAP curriculum. With new […]

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Karen: “I didn’t want to be just a one-time volunteer…I wanted to make a difference and a commitment to help turn someone’s life around.”

Karen Connor in Fresh Threads

Karen Connor shares some thoughts about what St. Francis House means to her. In searching for a meaningful volunteer opportunity, I found St. Francis House on the internet. I was impressed by the range of volunteer programs they offered and flexibility of schedules. I signed up immediately. I didn’t want to be a one-time volunteer.  Rather, […]

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Glenn: “One reason I support St. Francis House is that the work its staff does pays off.”

Glenn Seberg, St. Francis House supporter

Glenn, a supporter, shares some thoughts about what St. Francis House means to him. What’s most important to me is the spirit of the place, welcoming and accessible, where no one is rejected and many kinds of help are available. The sincere welcoming greetings I’ve observed right outside the front doors of St. Francis House […]

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Citizens Bank shares volunteer support and $50,000

9.21.17 Citizens Bank employees in SFHBoston kitchen

Citizens Bank Embarks on 20+ Years of Support Citizens Bank has been a long time corporate partner and supporter of St. Francis House. What makes our partnership with Citizens Bank so unique is the number of ways that Citizens Bank chooses to engage with us. Their support isn’t limited to one program or one form […]

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You’re Invited: Moving Ahead Program Graduates Class 166

MAP-Graduation-speaker-podium-graduates

It’s time for the next Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program graduation! Each graduation is a joyfully proud and emotional recognition of our students’ accomplishment at overcoming addictions, unemployment, and homelessness to complete the 14-week program. Please Join Us and our Graduates! On Friday, September 29, 2017 we will honor eight graduates from Class 166 as they […]

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$15,000 Grant Awarded to MAP Program by Peter E. Strauss Trust, managed by BNY Mellon as Trustee

Moving Ahead Program MAP classroom discussion

St. Francis House was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the Peter E. Strauss Trust, managed by BNY Mellon as Trustee, in support of the MAP program. The Moving Ahead Program (MAP) MAP is a 14-week vocational program that helps students learn to identify, pursue and succeed in careers that match their abilities, skills, and […]

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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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