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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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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Public Consulting Group (PCG) Embarks on Ongoing Volunteering Program in MAP

PCG volunteers in Moving Ahead Program

PCG has been a long time corporate supporter of St. Francis House, committing to ongoing financial support of our programs and services. They are now committing to an ongoing volunteering partnership with St. Francis House, to offer their employees skills to our students in the Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program (MAP). The program recently kicked […]

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KPMG is Newest Corporate Sponsor on #GivingTuesday

KPMG volunteers at St. Francis House

KPMG gets into the holiday spirit by giving back! It all started with an employee at KPMG who has been volunteering at St. Francis House since 2014. Having served over 300+ hours, Zoey Bonfante decided to bring her employer in on the action. Employees at KPMG have been coming to St. Francis House to volunteer […]

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Nicole: “volunteering has taught me that happiness is often derived from the littlest things”

Nicole Guercia thanksgiving volunteer

Nicole Guercia of South Boston shares why she is volunteering on Thanksgiving Day here at St. Francis House. I originally heard about St. Francis through Boston Cares, a volunteer agency that partners with many organizations throughout the city. I loved coming to St. Francis so much that I wanted to take on more shifts and […]

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Boston College 4Boston: Eller at St. Francis House

4Boston: The largest weekly service organization at Boston College. Members commit to serve at a partner organization for four hours a week, for the entire academic year, and also engage in group reflection on community, social justice, and spirituality. St. Francis House has been a proud partner for over a decade, welcoming cohorts of 13-17 […]

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North 26 Restaurant Caters Shooze Cruise 2017

North 26, Chef Julia

As our 14th Annual Shooze Cruise approaches, we want to spread the news about the wonderfully generous folks at North 26 Restaurant and the Millenunim Bostonian Hotel, who graciously provide the amazing buffet spread on board. Chef Julia Brant of North 26 Restaurant, got involved in the 2015 cruise by sending St. Francis House an email […]

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Boston Tech Space Gives Back

Google, Rue La La and LogMeIn volunteers

One of the staples in the Boston community is the highly prevalent tech space. And with so many tech companies in the surrounding St. Francis House neighborhood, it makes it easy for tech companies to pop in for a few hours of volunteering. The tech space is known for attracting a young demographic of folks […]

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