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Remembering Helen Payne

In Memory of Helen Mary Payne (January 27, 1920 – November 17, 2017) Today we honor Helen Payne, 97, one of St. Francis Center’s founders who passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017. Helen’s passion in life was helping the less fortunate. She met Fr. Hugh Noonan, another founder of

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Support SFC on #GivingTuesday

Today’s the day – #GivingTuesday!    Double your donation!! Any donation you make to SFC through our Facebook campaign at will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook is waiving donation fees!! Please consider donating to St. Francis Center to help us serve hope to our homeless and extremely

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Happy Thanksgiving from St. Francis Center!

On behalf of St. Francis Center’s board of directors, staff and guests, we would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!   This holiday, there are many reasons to be thankful. We are very thankful to our volunteers and donors who help us Serve Hope to our homeless

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Join the Homeless for the Holidays 5K!

Sign up today for the 2nd-Annual Homeless for the Holidays 5K Run/Walk! The proceeds will benefit LA homeless agencies, including St. Francis Center! Sign up at:!   St. Francis Center’s 7th-Annual Fundraiser is here! Order your delicious tamales now! Choose from: Chicken | Cheese | Pork | Sweet $15 per

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Top Tamale Season Is Here!

St. Francis Center’s 7th-Annual Fundraiser is here! Seven years ago, guests utilizing our Pantry Services captured the true spirit of the holidays and reached out to staff to express their desire to help raise funds for the programs on which they so deeply rely. We held a tamale cook-off and

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A Spooky Halloweekend at SFC!

Happy Halloween from SFC!   Over the weekend, 36 families utilizing our pantry services enjoyed our Fall Festival, where there was candy, scary stories, face painting, arts and crafts, and costumes for our youth. Our Fall Festival helped provide a safe space for 65 youth to enjoy Halloween.   Thank

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2nd-Annual Homeless Connect Day a Huge Success!

Yesterday St. Francis Center hosted its 2nd-Annual Homeless Connect Day on Hope Street in partnership with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Public Engagement and the SPA 6 Coalition. Check out our Homeless Connect Day video here and more pictures from the event on our Facebook page here. 243 guests received a free brunch on site including coffee,

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8th-Annual Friends of SFC Event A Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 8th-Annual Friends of St. Francis Center event! Our 8th-Annual Friends of St. Francis Center event was a huge success! Over 120 guests, including St. Francis Center board members, staff, volunteers and supporters, gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to

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SFC Donor Spotlight ~ State Farm!

SFC would like to thank State Farm for donating over 100 backpacks! As part of State Farm’s commitment to give back to the community, State Farm holds a drive every month to support different non-profit organizations. This month, they donated over 100 backpacks equipped with blankets, notebooks, and flashlights as part

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