What do you do when you can’t just “get a job”? 

A crucial part of our mission here at St. Francis House is helping our guests find work. But for many of our guests, working – whether full or part-time – is just not possible. They may have chronic health conditions or disabilities that make working too difficult. They may be at a point in their […]

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Joe Moves Ahead Thanks to the Moving Ahead Program

“For precocity, some great price is always demanded sooner or later in life”—Margaret Fuller My name is Joe Simpson. I grew up in a small town called Roper, North Carolina. There was a paper mill there called Weyerhaeuser, where they produced paper products and lumber for building materials. The majority of my family worked at […]

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Congratulations MAP Class 186!

Congratulations to the 186th class of the Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program, who graduated with all smiles on February 19, 2021. Despite the coronavirus pandemic altering how we offer our services, the highly successful 14-week life-and-job-skills training course has continued to prep students experiencing homelessness and substance use disorder to overcome barriers, re-enter the workforce […]

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Moving Ahead Program graduates Class 172

Class 172 MAP graduates

Our Moving Ahead Program (MAP) is an important part of our larger Workforce Development program.  When the graduation day finally arrives, it is a special occasion for our students.  It’s the conclusion of 14 weeks of computer training, mock interviewing, workforce document creating and job searching. To celebrate, we welcome the family and friends of our […]

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Rapid Rehousing Access to Employment Services at St. Francis House

Rapid rehousing welcome sign

Rapid Rehousing Access to Employment in the City of Boston On Wednesday June 28, St. Francis House Workforce Development Department welcomed Courtney  Trudell, Assistant Director for Supportive Housing City of Boston, Department of Neighborhood Development, along with over 30 colleagues from agencies participating in the city-wide Rapid Rehousing initiative to discuss St. Francis House’s role […]

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St. Francis House highlights Moving Ahead Program at State House Breakfast

Senator boncore at advocacy breakfast

Senator Boncore speaking at the podium during St. Francis House Advocacy Breakfast 2018 We hosted our annual Advocacy Day breakfast We highlighted our workforce development programs with support from legislators including Senator Joseph Boncore and Representative Aaron Michlewitz. The breakfast provides an opportunity for State legislators to learn more about the ways St. Francis House […]

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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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Save the Date! Join for Advocacy Breakfast at State House

MAP-Advocacy-Day-Michlewitz-Speaking

We invite you to join us at the State House! On Tuesday, February 13, 2018, St. Francis House will be hosting an Advocacy Breakfast at the State House from 9:30-11:00AM in Nurses Hall. This event is a chance for our State Senators and Representatives to learn more about the ways St. Francis House helps people […]

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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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Santander Bank Funds Upcoming Social Enterprise at 48 Boylston

Banco Santander

Santander Bank has been a long term corporate supporter of St. Francis House. From volunteering and donating clothing, to providing financial support for our programming, they continue to expand their holistic support. Current Moving Ahead Program collaboration With a philanthropic focus on financial education and workforce development, Santander Bank employees found themselves at home within […]

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