BODY POLITIC at Bromfield Gallery features St. Francis House artist

Bromfield Gallery artists exhibit

Opening today, August 2, BODY POLITIC will show through to Sunday, August 20 at Bromfield Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue, Boston. St. Francis House artist featured One of our artists from our Margaret Lindsay Stewart Art Studio has a piece showing in this exhibition. Our studio is a vibrantly creative place for guests to drop in […]

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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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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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Meet Joe, a St. Francis House guest with a home

Joe Burton and his case manager, Vinnie Perryman

 Joe checks a document during a recent appointment at St. Francis House with his case manager, Vinnie. Many do not realize that 25% of our guests each year are not homeless. Some of our housed guests first came to St. Francis House while experiencing homelessness but, as Joe’s story shows, continue to return for holistic […]

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June: Step into a New Career

June 2017 Step Into a New Career MAP Alumni Resource Center

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’s is about career changes. Have you been feeling unmotivated? […]

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Bank of America Charitable Foundation awards $15,000 to fund Basic Services

Volunteers helping at Fresh Threads Clothing Department - clothes

Bank of America Charitable Foundation St. Francis House is thrilled to receive $15,000 from Bank of America Charitable Foundation this week as an investment in our basic needs programs and services. This funding will allow St. Francis House to help improve our guests’ economic mobility through the multitude of services we provide in our Day Shelter. […]

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Women’s Center Cinema Outing to Beauty and the Beast

Loews women's center field trip cinema outing

Thanks to some incredibly generous donors, this past Tuesday a group from our Carolyn Connors Women’s Center was able to enjoy a cinema outing to see Beauty and the Beast in 3D at the Loew’s Cinema on Tremont Street. Thrilled to take hold of their 3D glasses, most of the women were experiencing this type […]

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