From December to February, St Francis Shelter operates a low-barrier (come as you are) nightly shelter for men (dogs are welcome too with guests). That includes a hot meal prepared by our volunteer staff, a safe place to sleep, clothing or personal supplies needed, breakfast & lunch to go. We open at 8pm each evening (7 days a week) and guests leave at 6am. We can accommodate 50-80 guests per night.
Throughout the year, St Francis Shelter supports our volunteer staff and the community. We select homeless guests that show the desire to work and serve others for our volunteer staff. In return they are are provided a safe environment, room & board. They help us run the shelter, thrift store and supporting warehouse operation.
In addition, we do outreach - working with organizations like Old Pueblo Community Services, El Rio Health Services, Z Mansion, Pavarello House & Sacred Heart Church - to help those in need year round.
Our St Francis Thrift Store is not only a means of income support for St Francis Shelter, but it provides an opportunity for volunteer staff to garner work experience and to improve communication & customer service skills.
We have a warehouse operation as well, where volunteer staff intake public donations of clothing and goods, sort and clean, and prepare for sale at our Thrift Store.
Finally, we are happy to come up pick up donations from the public.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. St Francis Shelter is an IRS-recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization.