Homelessness Can Happen to Anyone

As Ross McIntyre can tell you, homelessness can happen to anyone. Ross McIntyre, an Air Force Veteran currently housed at St. Francis House under the VA Homeless Veterans Program, served …

This Has Never Happened to Us Before

The COVID shut-downs have effected people who never thought they would need a food pantry. Mike,  Theresa, and their two children, Thomas and Jeri, live just around the corner from …

St. Francis House Got a Face-lift!

St. Francis House has gotten a beautiful face-lift thanks to long-time supporter Trinity Episcopal Cathedral! Trinity has supported St. Francis House for years in a variety of ways, but thanks …

“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 …