St Francis House Gainesville Florida



St Francis House was established in 1980 by Father Baker.  His goal was to provide the basic necessities to help homeless people in his community.


St. Francis House provides emergency, transitional, and permanent housing. That mission along with its assets, puts SFH in a unique position among emergency shelters. More than a source for food, clothing and shelter, we help clients overcome their problems.


-3 meals/day for residents
-lunch for 200 or more visitors, daily
-emergency shelter for 35 people
-60 beds during severe weather nights
-transitional housing in 3 houses
-33 efficiency apartments for permanent housing
-transitional housing at Arbor House for single women and
women with children
-case management designed to address job placement,
education, permanent housing, and other needs
-referrals to other community resources