The St. Francis House Future In Projects and Development
St. Francis House has long recognized a need to relocate to a larger facility in order to better serve our clients; however, at this point our efforts are focused on the renovation of our existing facilities in order to better serve the homeless and needy.
- We continue to house to operate the men’s dorm (16 beds) and women’s dorm (8 beds) at 70 Washington Street as well as separate beds for those the city brings to us in order to comply with the “no sleeping” ordinance on the Sea Wall.
- In order to accommodate the city’s “No Camping Ordinance,” St. Francis House has set aside 8 beds at 70 Washington Street, specifically constructed for this purpose.
- The two-story apartment building located at 64 Washington Street and owned by the St. Mary’s Church continues to house residents of Transitional Housing and Respite Housing. It accommodates 16 men and women in separate housing areas. This facility is used for those who are the most vulnerable on the streets and are typically the elderly and the sick.
- The small apartment building at 76 Washington Street has undergone renovations and serves as emergency shelter for families with children and additional transitional housing.
- A pending grant from the Home Aid Organization will assist us in renovating portions of our buildings and providing weatherizations to save utility monies with more energy efficient structures to house those in need.
The St. Francis House will continue to shelter, feed, and clothe the homeless who find their way to us and direct them to resources that help improve their lives and reconnect them to family whenever possible.
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