St. Francis House
39 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Telephone: 617-542-4211 - Fax: 617-542-4705
Email: - Web site:


Day Center Supervisor


St. Francis House provides a number of services including: Breakfast and lunch, clean and seasonally appropriate clothing, daytime shelter and showers, medical care.

St. Francis House also provides housing on-site. The Next Step Housing Program at St. Francis House provides single-occupancy rooms for 56 single, low-income men and women who have experienced homelessness, unemployment, and substance abuse.


Breakfast: 7:30am - 9am

Lunch: 11:30am - 1pm

Emergency Sandwiches provided after 2:45 pm

Meals are free and served 365 days a year.

Mail and ID Services

The address of St. Francis House can be used as a temporary mailing address. Mail will not be held after 30 days. The address is:

(Name), c/o St. Francis House

39 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116

Mail pick-up times are:

M-Th: 9am 11:30am & 1pm 3pm

F: 9am - 11:30am

Sat: 10am 10:30am

Additional programs include a variety of education and life-style groups, a Women's Center, case management, local transportation, clothing, and housing assistance. The following web page links provide additional information about St. Francis services:

Counseling & Mental Health


MAP and Educational Services


Next Step and Housing Services


Service hours:

Hours vary depending on program. Call or visit website for details.

Requirements / Restrictions:

No pets. Service animals are allowed.


All services are free


English, Spanish


Green Line: Boylston St; Orange Line: Chinatown

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(Categories for this entry: Clothing, Food, Physical and Mental Health, Housing, Shelters)

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