Since 1984, St. Francis House has welcomed adults experiencing homelessness and poverty. Every day of the year, we serve on average 500 men and women to meet their basic needs for food, clothing and shelter. Our rehabilitative, housing, and vocational services overlap and build on one another to provide our guests with continuous and comprehensive care, helping them enjoy renewed lives of dignity and self-determination.
Annually, we provide:
· More than 201,000 hot breakfasts and lunches to guests in need
· 13,306 full changes of clothing
· 8,600 medical appointments
· Over 7,700 engagements in our Women’s Center and Expressive Art Therapy
Our Workforce Development program has expanded to include employment services for a broader spectrum of guests, including new drop-in workshops and two-week intensive courses on topics ranging from resume writing to communication skills to job search tools to career exploration. We continue to operate our successful 14-week Moving Ahead Program which includes supportive housing over the course of the program and provides the necessary tools to secure meaningful, lasting employment.
In FY18, the Moving Ahead Program:
138 students enrolled
70% graduation rate
82% employment rate at graduation
15.86 average wage at graduation
Over 1,500 alumni in over 20 years.
St. Francis House also provides an affording housing community with 56 units at our 39 Boylston Street location and an upcoming 46 new units when The Union at 48 Boylston Street opens in December 2018.
Other ways to get involved:
• More than 2,700 volunteers donated 29,400 hours of service.
• Emerging Leaders Program unites young professionals who strive to make social responsibility inspiring, thought-provoking, and fun! They are committed to engaging their peers in philanthropy and volunteerism.