What we do

St. Francis—St. Joseph House operates as an emergency, short term homeless shelter. We offer shelter to sixteen men, with most stays limited to eight weeks. Exceptions depend upon circumstances. We provide three meals a day. The men must have goals, work on those goals, and start a savings account within three weeks.

St. Francis—St. Joseph House is a house for men. We will not discriminate based on race, religion, or age. Any man will be considered for acceptance regardless of his background. We serve about 250 homeless men each year on a first come first served basis. Our capacity is 16, plus one bed reserved for emergency situations. A full-time House Manager provides limited case management on a non-professional basis in order to help connect guests to other professional service providers like the Human Services Department, Veterans Administration, and Social Security. Board members volunteer their time.

To inquire about becoming a Guest, stop by the House or contact .

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Alcoholics Anonymous

Open Meeting
Tue & Thu
7:00 p.m.

Soup Kitchen

All are welcome
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
St. Francis of Assisi