Mission Statement for St. Francis House

Our mission is to empower families with children to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency by providing case management, housing, food, training and educational resources in a secure environment.

Organizational Goals and Characteristics

St. Francis House provides emergency, and permanent supportive housing. In addition to Arbor House and Sunrise Apartments, SFH is in a unique position among emergency shelters. More than a source for food, clothing and shelter, it provides guests with opportunities to overcome their problems, motivating them and training them to move forward.

Services

We feed, shelter, provide public phone access, Regional Transit System bus passes, laundry services, and clothing vouchers. Along with tutoring, our case management and referral services provide education and partner agencies who can offer victim advocacy, job opportunities, GED certificates, life skills classes, in safe compassionate environments.

  1. Our shelter services provide temporary housing for 35 individuals, including women, men, and children. They receive three meals daily.
  2. Approximately 200 public lunches are served daily.
  3. During severe weather nights we provide 60 beds.
  4. We own 33 efficiency apartments that provide permanent supportive housing.
  5. Our case management is designed to address job placement, education, permanent supportive housing, and other needs, including community resources.

Volunteers

provide ongoing services for clients. The strength of their services, through private and corporate support, helps clients write their own success stories.

Funding support, and In Kind Donations

Without funding, volunteers, and partners, we cannot stem the tide of chronic loss that creates homelessness, or provide housing first.

Communities rely on vision, capacity, tolerance, and extra effort, when we reach out to homeless people. We help when we can, because it makes sense.