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SFC is Now Hiring!

March 23rd, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

St. Francis Center is currently accepting applications for two positions: Development Associate and Resource Specialist. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about our mission and serving hope to the homeless and extremely low-income guests we serve. The Development Associate position is integral to our organization because he or she helps secure donations from […]

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Give Back St. Francis Center While You Shop!

March 8th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

Did you know you can shop and show your support for St. Francis Center at the same time? Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will make a donation to St. Francis Center! Support us every time you make a purchase and each quarter, the AmazonSmile Foundation will make a donation to SFCLA by electronic funds transfer.  “I do most of my […]

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SFC Guest Pays It Forward!

March 3rd, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

MEET MIRTHA Recently, one of our past pantry service guests, Mirtha, dropped off a huge donation of clothing including men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. She says she and her husband struggle to support their family of six by working part-time just making minimum wage. Our pantry services have been a safety net for them when […]

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SFC Guest Transitions from Homelessness

March 2nd, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

The Lenten season is upon us!   After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, this season mirrors that of springtime among our staff and volunteers who view this time of year as one of reflection and we focus on serving hope to our guests with renewed enthusiasm.   GUEST SPOTLIGHT: Marc’s Journey   Marc […]

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SFC is now hiring for two positions!

February 14th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

St. Francis Center is currently accepting applications for two positions: Resource Specialist and Accounting Manager. Please view the full job descriptions for both positions on idealist.org. Our mission is to feed, serve, and walk with the poor as a community of hope in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi. Ideal candidates would be passionate about […]

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SFC Begins Offering Case Management!

February 8th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

Starting this week, St. Francis Center is excited to officially launch case management as part of our Resource Services for guests! This new component of our program offerings will expand our current Resource Services, which include referrals for health care services, shelter for families and individuals, and assistance obtaining IDs for jobs and social security. SFC’s […]

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Recently, the seven United States Order of Friars Minor Provincials released the following statement on the president’s executive order pertaining to immigrants and refugees:” US FRANCISCANS FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA PO BOX 61128 • NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS 02746 • 860.759.2427 [email protected] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 1, 2017 “I was a stranger and […]

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SFC’s Art Display Inspires Homeless Guest to Give Back

February 1st, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

“Feed the body food and drink, it will survive today. Feed the soul art and music, it will live forever.” – Julie Andrews   Jorge outside SFC with his original artwork. Last year, SFC held its first art contest for guests who utilize our programs. We have held several other art contests since and now feature an ongoing display of […]

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SFC’s Volunteer Spotlight ~ Vanessa!

January 26th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

MEET VANESSA! Vanessa has been volunteering every Friday morning with our Senior Pantry Service for the past six months. As the owner of Vittorio’s restaurant in Pacific Palisades, Vanessa finds time in her busy schedule to spend time at SFC preparing grocery bags for our low-income senior guests and sorting and organizing food donations. Known […]

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SFC Welcomes Loyola H.S. Volunteers!

January 26th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

SFC extends an official warm welcome to three seniors from Loyola High School who will be volunteering for the month of January! Every year, Loyola H.S. seniors spend the first month of the year volunteering at nonprofits as part of their senior service project. SFC has been a proud host of students for many years […]

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