St. Francis House provides a number of services including: breakfast and lunch, clean and seasonally appropriate clothing, daytime shelter and showers, medical care.
St. Francis House also provides housing on-site. The Next Step Housing Program at St. Francis House provides single-occupancy rooms for 56 single, low-income men and women who have experienced homelessness, unemployment, and substance abuse.
Breakfast: 7:30am – 9am daily
Lunch: 11:30am – 1pm daily
Emergency Sandwiches provided after 2:45 pm
Meals are free and served 365 days a year.
Mail and ID Services
The address of St. Francis House can be used as a temporary mailing address. Mail will not be held after 30 days. The address is:
(Name), c/o St. Francis House
39 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Mail pick-up times are:
M-Th: 9am – 11:30am & 1pm – 3pm
F: 9am – 11:30am
Sat: 10am – 10:30am
Additional programs include a variety of education and life-style groups, a Women’s Center, case management, local transportation, clothing, and housing assistance. The following web page links provide additional information about St. Francis services:
Hours vary depending on program. Call or visit website for details.
Daytime Shelter and Resource Center: For guests who are new to St. Francis House, the Hospitality Desk in the Resource Center should be their first stop. There, guests get a St. Francis House ID, which will help them access many of our services, including case management or mental health counseling.
No pets. Service animals are allowed.