St. Francis Housing Crisis Center serves those facing the crisis of homelessness through programs at our Washington Street campus. Emergency shelter, basic needs and housing-focused, case management services for individuals and families provide a foundation of support and guidance that empowers people as they move back into self-sufficiency. Accommodations are available for 16 men, 16 women and 10 families with children. Guests receive 3 meals a day, clothing and engage in housing-focused case management that creates linkage to appropriate services to ensure success. Families receive specific, focused assistance to ensure that children’s education is not interrupted.
Planning for the future starts the day an individual or family enters the housing crisis program. Through Individual Development Plans, case managers help guests focus on solutions, not just basic needs.
Day clients receive similar services through our Advocacy and Referral Center. The Center is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm and staffed with dedicated professionals trained to assist those in crisis. Additional services include, but are not limited to:
- Laundry services
- Clothing closet
- Access to computers
- Wildflower Clinic
- Assistance with job and housing search
- Free lunch meal
- Hygiene items
- Over the counter medications
- Mail home for those without an address
- Access to Veteran’s services
- Food boxes for qualified St. Johns County residents