St. Francis House Services
St. Francis House is the only full time emergency shelter between Jacksonville and Daytona Beach; serving St. Johns, Flagler, Clay, Putnam and Duval Counties. Check in is at 5:30 PM.
We currently have dormitory facilities to accommodate 16 men, and 8 women. Using the HUD formula, St. Johns County currently needs over 100 emergency beds, with that number slated to grow as the county grows. St. Francis House currently
has the capacity to house 5 families seeking emergency shelter. Our total bed capacity is now 38.
St. Francis House serves an average of over 250 hot meals each day. In 2012 alone the St. Francis House served 71,698 meals, made approximately 11,350 sandwiches for migrant workers, and provided 163,981 essential services. These free and nutritious meals are often the only meal of the day for the poor and homeless of the area. Daily meals are served seven days a week.
Seasonal Migrant Feeding Outreach Program - In response to the desperate conditions of many farm workers, St. Francis House, with the help of many regular volunteers and generous donations, delivers sandwiches and provisions to the farm workers in Hastings and East Palatka. This program runs between November and June and has provided 93,000 meals annually along with personal hygiene products and clothing.
St. Francis House provides food baskets to families and individuals On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. You must bring ID and social security numbers for yourself and family members that you need services for.
Client Support Services:
St. Francis House provides a variety of client support services including referrals for housing, food, health care, education, career development, bill payment, birth certificate and I.D. procurement, transportation, and counseling.
A Capital and Endowment Fund has been ongoing for some time to move the present soup kitchen and shelter out of its present downtown location to a larger and better facility. Please help with your donations - Donate
For more information, you can e-mail us at email@example.com or fill out our Contact us form.