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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May: Time for a Mental Health “Tune-Up”!

Moving Ahead Program May Mental Health Tuneup 2017

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 from Danielle Porcello, our Moving Ahead Program Counselor. […]

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April Showers: Staying On Top of Your Job Search

MAP April Showers Job Search

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.  “April Showers Bring May Flowers” April is here, and with […]

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Spring Cleaning: Digital Footprints and How to Clean Them

Moving Ahead Program Spring Digital Cleanin

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.  It’s (almost) Spring in Boston, which means it’s time to […]

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MAP Alumni Resource Center: Budgeting & Taxes

Feb 2017 Bulletin Board Budgeting & Taxes

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.  With the New Year in full swing and our goals […]

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Moving Ahead Program Graduation: Class 163

Moving Ahead Program budget

Today Class 163 of the Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program celebrated their 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. Our graduates move ahead, learning and adopting healthy coping mechanisms in times of stress, gaining employment, and finding an apartment […]

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