I Was Living in a Tent

Navy Veteran, Nizarah Dragon, served as a ship’s serviceman from 1994 to 1997. “I served on the Samuel Gompers, the Alameda, and the Frank Cable out of Guam.” Ms. Dragon …

Giving Back

We use to see Caroline at St. Francis House regularly. She was a single mother with two children and came to get food each month. She also always signed for …

Farewell BJ, we will miss you!

It is with heavy hearts that St. Francis House says a final farewell to our friend and co-worker Bedford Rucker Jr. or BJ. BJ, an Army Veteran,  worked at St. …

Hurting Our Most Vulnerable

“Almost all our new clients are homeless.”   “I’m seeing people camping downtown, on the steps of our church, all different areas we haven’t had people before”.   “Having TAP …

Social Services Snapshot

Few people know how busy things can get in an afternoon in St. Francis House Social Services. So here’s a snapshot!  Even with distancing, face masks, and waiting outside to …

Adjusting to New Circumstances

Neil Myers had a great job with a local manufacturing plant…that is, he did until COVID and the shutdown. He was laid off when the plant closed, and there are …

Filling in the Gaps

The mission of St. Francis House has always been to ‘serve the underserved”. Practically speaking, that often means we help those who fall through the cracks! In Jimmy Perry’s case, …