An official charity of the Boston Marathon!
St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in Massachusetts. Located in the heart of downtown Boston, we serve hundreds of individuals experiencing homelessness every single day, 365 days a year. Our basic, rehabilitative, and housing services overlap and build on one another to provide our guests with continuous and comprehensive support.
St. Francis House is a welcoming and inclusive community. Every day of the year, we enable individuals to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter. We transform lives using a holistic approach to understanding and addressing behavioral health, housing, and employment needs. We commit ourselves to helping those we serve achieve renewed lives of dignity and self-determination.