Frequently Asked Questions


What is St. Francis House?
St. Francis House is a homeless shelter that provides emergency and transitional housing for men, women, and families in need.
Where is St. Francis House located?
1301 E. Austin Street (one block north and one block east of the 8th Street and Cliff Avenue intersection).
Who operates St. Francis House?
St. Francis House is nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation.  It is organized under a board of directors, which is responsible for hiring and overseeing the program Executive Director.
How is St. Francis House funded?
St. Francis House relies almost exclusively on private donations.  Individual donors, businesses, and churches share their resources to support our mission of providing hope to the homeless. 
Who is eligible for assistance?
All homeless individuals and families are potentially eligible for temporary housing at St. Francis House. All individuals are required to follow our program rules. 
What services are provided for homeless guests?
St. Francis House provides shelter, food, and case management services to all our guests. Every day, three meals, a warm bed, showers, basic necessities, and support to our guests is provided. 
How can I help?

  1. Volunteer your time
  2. Donate needed items
  3. Prepare a favorite dish or donate leftovers from a special meal
  4. Make a monetary contribution