The Frances Residence: Named after their founder, Mother Frances Schervier, the Frances Residence is a private temporary residence program for mothers and their infants and toddlers in need of shelter and support services. This marked a shift from short-term housing for homeless men to our current focus of facilitating independence in young women.
Program: Our Frances Residence offers fully furnished studio apartments for expecting or single mothers in need of emergency temporary housing. Once in our care, mothers receive pre-and post-natal support services and assistance in their search for work and permanent housing for up to one year. The residence program helps mothers become self-sufficient by focusing on training in maternal/child health, career development, and ongoing life skills. The Frances Residence coordinates with neighborhood social service agencies to secure permanent affordable housing and explore opportunities for employment.
Accommodation: The Residence offers furnished studio apartments, each with its own kitchen and bathroom and access to our community room. Care is provided around the clock for the residents.
How we support single mothers impacted by poverty?
Provide shelter for expecting and single mothers 18+ and their infants
Provide pre and post-natal support
Offer life skills workshops to help mothers achieve independence
Our Soup Kitchen Hours Are:
Breakfast - Monday through Saturday, from 9AM - 10:30AM
Lunch -Monday through Saturday, from 11:30AM - 1PM
Bagged lunch available Monday through Friday, from 1PM - 4PM
1) a single homeless mother in her last trimester of pregnancy OR
2) a single homeless postpartum mother with her newborn (up to three weeks old). 3) All residents must be at least 18 years of age, drug and alcohol free, and able to live and work in harmony with staff and other residents.
4) Each woman must agree to abide by the policies and rules of the Francis Residence program.