Board Member Story: Thomas Reilly

Meet Board Member Thomas E. Reilly, Jr. Years on Board: 9 The Start After raising our three daughters in suburban Boston and becoming empty nesters, my wife and I moved into the city to live. For many years I had enjoyed being a trustee of a youth empowerment organization, but with more time I was […]

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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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Board Member Story: Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy, SFH board member

Meet Board Member Jack Murphy. Years on Board: Less than one. Jack’s start I was lucky enough to meet Karen [President & CEO] and Maggie during an event for Sail Boston. We discussed the great work that St. Francis House does: its history and future plans. I was impressed with their passion and drive, and […]

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Likai: “We must take care of the common people, the poor and needy.”

Likai at his office campus in Cambridge, MA

Likai, a supporter, eagerly shares some thoughts about what St. Francis House means to him.  About 8 years ago, I was helping with some office chores at my church while a staff member referred a homeless person to St. Francis House as their soup kitchen program had been discontinued some years ago due to understaffing. […]

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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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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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