St. Francis House

Filed Under: Clothing, Food, Housing, Other Groups, Physical and Mental Health, Shelters
39 Boylston Street
Boston, ma 02116
Phone: 617-542-4211
Fax: 617-542-4705
Who to Contact
Day Center Supervisor

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:

Service hours

Hours vary depending on program. Call or visit website for details.

Requirements & Restrictions

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.


English, Spanish

While every effort is made to provide current and accurate information for the agency descriptions and hours of operation, it is recommended to call the agency to verify the information before visiting.

Last updated August 7, 2018