History of St Francis House
1980: established by Father Baker in order to provide immediate needs for homeless individuals
1993: located shelter services in Downtown Gainesville, Florida, started case management to transition homeless individuals toward self-sufficiency, through transitional and permanent housing.
1999: purchased apartment complex with 32 efficiency units for under-served single, homeless and working individuals.
2000: purchased one duplex and four homes, started a program called Homes and Jobs in order to increase available affordable housing.
2013: purchased Arbor House to assist single women, and women with children, transition to permanent housing.
Helping through food services, shelter, and case management
Since its inception, SFH emphasizes food services, housing, and case management to address problems related to homelessness.They provide emergency food, temporary shelter, and related support services in a safe, secure environment for people in Alachua County, Florida, who, for whatever reason, find themselves homeless and hungry.
Our staff and volunteers provide multiple services
Our staff and volunteers introduce guests to many community resources available to resolve problems underlying their crisis. St. Francis House provides these services in a supportive environment where people can begin to manage their problems effectively and re-establish themselves as productive members of the community. Please contact us if you need our services or would like to volunteer or make a donation.