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ST. FRANCIS CENTER LOS ANGELES NEWS

SFC Partner Spotlight ~ Athens Services!

In 2017 the City of Los Angeles rolled out a new program aimed at reducing food waste by connecting waste haulers with nonprofits who can rescue food to feed those in need. St. Francis Center was one of the first food recovery agencies to forge partnerships with three of the city’s seven waste

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SFC Guest Update ~ Cathy!

One Guest’s Story of Transformation: CATHY! Just over a year ago, St. Francis Center’s resource specialist, Thalia Carreras, helped get Cathy off of the streets and into her own apartment. Cathy had been homeless for three years, and started coming to SFC in 2017. Working with our case management program,

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Lenten Reflections 2019

The season of Lent is upon us! Lent gives Christians a time to reflect on things we often take for granted. Is there something I am attached to that I should try to do without? The Lenten practice of sacrifice prompts a deeper mindfulness. Taking stock of our daily life is always

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SFC Partner Spotlight ~ Inner City Law Center!

Since May 2018, SFC has partnered with Inner City Law Center (ICLC) to provide pro bono legal services. Every Tuesday morning, Sara, Senior Paralegal at ICLC works with our guests experiencing homelessness; and every Thursday, Juan, Staff Attorney at ICLC, works with the extremely low-income families in our pantry program.  They both

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SFC’S Volunteer Spotlight ~ Lou!

Please meet one of our super volunteers, Lou (Ludwig)! Lou started volunteering this past September, and has been a regular volunteer during our breakfast program.  Lou decided to start volunteering at SFC because he was hoping to give back to his community with a local nonprofit, specifically an organization with

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SFC Partner Spotlight ~ Republic Services!

In 2017 the City of Los Angeles rolled out a new program aimed at reducing food waste by connecting waste haulers with nonprofits who can rescue food to feed those in need. St. Francis Center was one of the first food recovery agencies to forge partnerships with three of the city’s seven waste

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SFC Partner Spotlight ~ Benevolence Health Center!

Benevolence Health Centers’ mobile clinic has been coming every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon since last November. We originally connected with them through our partner Lava Mae. They have been providing general health care, shots, and TB testing for about 15 of our guests each week. They’ll also be

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Catholic Schools Week at SFC!

This week is Catholic Schools Week – a time where students enjoy different activities and events focused on the value of a Catholic education, and give back to communities in need. A huge appreciation to the following schools for helping out at the center as a part of Catholic Schools

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SFC Launches Satellite Pantry at USC!

SFC Launches Satellite Pantry at USC! As housing costs continue to increase in Los Angeles, along with the cost of education, more students are going hungry. According to a new report from the Government Accountability Office, there are potentially millions of college students at risk of being food insecure across

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SFC Welcomes Loyola H.S. Volunteers!

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 a part of their senior service project. SFC has been a proud

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