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St. Francis House

St. Francis House

Megan Quinones , Volunteer Services Coordinator
39 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 542-4211


For over 30 years, St. Francis House has welcomed adults experiencing homelessness and poverty every day in the heart of downtown Boston. Serving an average of 500 people each day, we provide our guests with everything they need to rebuild their lives: meals, clothing, access to medical care, help finding jobs, and housing.

People come to St. Francis House for breakfast or lunch, to get a pair of shoes or change of clothing, see a doctor, get help finding a job, or help in finding housing. While people cannot sleep here at night, we are open every day of the year, no matter the weather, for anyone who needs help and has no place to go. Our volunteers help prepare and serve meals, and also host coat, shoe and sock drives for our guests in need.

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Service Opportunities

Work with guests one-on-one to meet their clothing needs, or help to sort donations and restock our shelves.Â
Help us build our library book collection by donating new or gently used books written by your favorite female authors. We are seeking books in the following genres: poetry, short stories, ...
Women's Center Holiday Wishlist
30-Minutes or Less
The holidays are always tough for the guests of St. Francis House. No stocking to hang by the chimney with care. No presents under the tree. Support our Women's Center (adults and children) this ...
Without a place to call home, many people experiencing homelessness must carry their belongings with them at all times. By collecting backpacks for Boston's homeless, you help to ensure that ...
St. Francis House provides 10,000 changes of clothes every year to homeless people in Boston. By hosting a collection drive for new t-shirts, socks, and/or underwear, you will help fill a need we ...
Every day of the year, St. Francis House serves an average of 650 meals to our poor and homeless guests. We rely on volunteers to prepare and serve meals 7 days a week!

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