“I’m Up for the Challenge”

Donald Stephens, an Army Veteran currently housed at St. Francis House under the VA Homeless Veterans Program, served his country from 1981 through 1988. He was a cook and a …

Caught in the Shut-Down

COVID restrictions and fears of illness have had a huge impact on our community in so many ways. Our local homeless community has not only suffered hardships as places of …

“The Enemy is Out There”

Dwayne (not his real name) served his country from 1977 through 1980 as a truck driver in the Army. Born in Chicago, but raised in Mississippi, he joined the Army …

I’ll Always Be Thankful

Jerry Sims, an Army Veteran recently housed at St. Francis House under the VA Homeless Veterans Program, served his country from 1978 through 1983. He grew up in Arbyd, Missouri, …

This Food is a God-Send!

I ran into Doris and her two little girls when they came to St. Francis House last Friday. “I haven’t been here in years” she told me “but I moved …

Serving During COVID-19

Even in the middle of a pandemic, people still need food and medicine so armed with masks, disinfectants, and bags ready for pick-up, St. Francis House Social Services staff continue …

God Will Get Me Through the Storm

Bronte’ Wilson, an Army Veteran currently housed at St. Francis House under the VA Homeless Veterans Program, served her country as am Army National Guard from 1991 through 2016. She …

Helping People Stay Healthy

Even amid the COVID-19 precautions, St. Francis House continues to help people with a variety of illnesses stay well.  Mr. Gray is one example. In his sixties and on Medicaid, …

“I Still Have a Lot to Learn”

Johnny Holliday, a Navy Veteran currently housed at St. Francis House under the VA Homeless Veterans Program, served his country from 1976 through 1982. Born in Illinois, he moved to …

Twenty-three Years Sober

Christine Accorsi, an Army Veteran currently housed at St. Francis House under the VA Homeless Veterans Program, was raised in Ohio and joined the military right after High School. She …