Capital One Cafe supports St. Francis House

Capital One Cafe

This past month we’ve been thrilled to have service teams from Capital One Cafe “in the house.”  The groups served in our clothing departments meeting the various needs of our guests, and in the kitchen, prepping and serving meals with Chef Seth. How did they get started? “It really grew quite organically,” said Lydia an […]

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Meet Rachel: Boston College student volunteer

Boston College student volunteer Rachel

Boston College student gives back What started as a requirement for Boston College student Rachel Parris turned into a three-year endeavor that Rachel looks forward to every week. Now a senior at BC, Rachel began volunteering at St. Francis House during her sophomore year for a service-learning class at BC called PULSE. Hoping to draw […]

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Meet Gerry M.

Gerry M. a spotlight volunteer

If it’s “iHop Wednesday” at St. Francis House, you are sure to find volunteer Gerry in our kitchen, starting at 6:30am.  Quick to smile, give an elbow-bump,  or call our guests “Boss” or “Captain” when handing out breakfast and lunch, Gerry has been serving weekly for 6 years in our kitchen. The affectionately-known Wednesday Crew […]

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Volunteer appreciation event at Maggiano’s

Volunteer dinner

On Tuesday, April 24th, over 80 volunteers and staff gathered at Maggiano’s Little Italy to celebrate the work that volunteers do to further the mission of St. Francis House. Volunteers allow us to provide the refuge and pathways to stability that are critical to helping guests rebuild their lives. April is National Volunteer Month, and […]

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#ServewithLiberty Employees Serve at SFH

#ServewithLiberty volunteer

This month we welcomed 24 Liberty Mutual employees who chose St. Francis House as their volunteering destination for their national Serve with Liberty week of service. Volunteers rolled up their sleeves and contributed to our Basic Services program by prepping food for our guests, and serving lunch. No small feat when we serve over 600 […]

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New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Gets Involved

You may have read about our Super Bowl Tailgate party back in February, where the New England Patriots Foundation graciously contributed gear to make the Super Bowl a memorable experience for our guests. Guests also watched a special video message from Robert Kraft, which made the event particularly special. The Patriots’ involvement with our organization […]

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Peri: “Of course food is essential…However, even more importantly, we offer our guests respect.  Everyone is treated like human beings.”

Peri Eaton in SFH Kitchen

Peri shares how he became involved with St. Francis House and why he is a supporter I lived in France for nearly 30 years, where I worked in mental health/addiction counseling.  When I first moved back to Boston about four years ago, people started telling me about St. Francis House because they knew I was […]

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Aron: “…this on-the-ground work helped convey a sense of commitment to ending homelessness by being present and reaching out to those on the street.”

Homeless Census

Aron Thiim (left), a St. Francis House Emerging Leader, shares his experience participating in the City of Boston’s homeless census this past January The City of Boston led its annual homeless census on January 31, 2018. Many volunteers including St. Francis House President and CEO, Karen LaFrazia, and staff members, took to the streets to […]

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