About the St. Francis House
We are an ecumenical transitional housing program for the homeless offering hospitality, fellowship and support to those in need. Our program provides our guests shelter, food, case management, and support. We offer special services for reaching long term goals including employment, independent housing, addiction recovery, and money management.
We differ from other shelters by requiring all guests to follow strict guidelines including: a zero tolerance policy on drugs, gambling and alcohol, guests must attend two self-improvement classes each week, hold a full-time job, attend all evening meals, uphold household chores, place 100% of their earning into a savings account. Guests are required to pay on any outstanding debt, including fines, restitution, child support and past due utilities. Our program focuses on a hand-up rather than a hand-out approach.
Those served at the St. Francis House include tired travelers, those coming from hospitals, treatment centers, and prisons, families looking to relocate, and anyone looking for a chance to start over. Guests have ranged from newborn infants to the elderly. We are open 24 hours a day seven days a week including holidays.
The St. Francis House depends entirely on private donations and grants for its operating funds.