St Francis House was established in 1980 by Father Baker. His goal was to provide the basic necessities to help homeless and hungry people in his community.
How We Help
Our programs include:
-providing residents 3 meals/day
-lunch for 200 or more visitors, daily
-emergency shelter for 35 people
-60 beds during severe weather nights
-transitional housing in 3 houses
-33 efficiency apartments for permanent housing
-case management designed to address job placement,
education, permanent housing, and other needs
-referrals to other community resources
Daily lunch from 10am to 1pm,
Bus vouchers for making appointments,
On site services from:
Alachua County Victim Advocate Services,
University of Florida Nursing Students,
Alachua County Health Department,
Guests have access to a free public phone,
Free personal hygiene items and clothing,
Case Management and referral services.
We've helped so many people write their own success stories. With your help we provide basic necessities to homeless men, women, and children in our community .
Goals & Characteristics
St. Francis House provides emergency, transitional, and permanent housing. That mission along with its assets, puts SFH in a unique position among emergency shelters. In addition to food, clothing and shelter, it provides guests with opportunities to overcome their problems, motivating and training them to move forward.
Monetary contributions support our goals: to feed, shelter, and support homeless people.