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St. Francis 's Basic Social Services Essay

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Since 1984 Saint Francis has offered basic social services that potentially save the lives of several. As the organization itself says, Saint Francis house’s main mission is to “rebuild lives by providing refuge and pathways to stability for adults experiencing homelessness and poverty” (Saint Francis House 1). They do this by providing several services. Their services include: Food, daytime shelter, clothing, showers and toiletries, and mail & ID services. Going over the services in more depth, the food department makes sure each homeless person is fed. They serve breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the first floor dining area every day. Additionally, they provide back up food / emergency sandwiches at 2:45 am for anyone that may need it at night. Just over the last year they served 220,000 meals, showing the impact it has within the people they serve in Boston. Moreover, the clothing distribution center, rather “Fresh Threads” focuses on being a center for clothing items. Here, the person can register for an appointment where they can get dressed from head to toe. They can receive an outfit, outerwear, footwear, accessories or any other seasonal item. Additionally, the day center offers a shower, toothbrush and toiletries items to those that need it, and establishing an email or mail system offers a secure and safe place for the homeless to receive mail for whatever reason. Interestingly, a personal favorite activity here is
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