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ST. FRANCIS CENTER LOS ANGELES NEWS

SFC Call for Summer Volunteers!

SFC Call for Summer Volunteers!

From the desk of Mary Yuengert, Volunteer Coordinator: As summer heats up, so do our volunteer needs! What better way to spend those extra hours of sunlight than serving those in need? Whether it’s through gathering together a group of visiting family members or volunteering with your child during his or

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Thalia Carreras!

Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Thalia Carreras!

Please welcome our new Resource Specialist, Thalia Carreras! She was born in Mexico City but moved to Long Beach when she was three years old. She earned her Associate’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Los Angeles Harbor College in spring of 2015, and then transferred to CSU Dominguez

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SFC Officially Opens New Showers and Restrooms!

SFC Officially Opens New Showers and Restrooms!

This past Tuesday was the official opening of our newly remodeled showers and restrooms. Our organizations’s facilities had not been updated since we first moved into the building in 1992, and some fixtures had unfortunately fallen into disrepair. We broke ground at the end of March, and we now have double the

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Claudia Chow!

Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Claudia Chow!

Please welcome the newest member of our SFC staff, Claudia Chow! Claudia is originally from the Bay Area, and is a recent graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she majored in politics and minored in sociology. She brings with her experience working with various public and private law

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Help us welcome one of the newest members of our SFC staff, Alicia Moreno

Meet Alicia!

Help us welcome one of the newest members of our SFC staff, Alicia Moreno! Alicia, mother of four, and her family live in the low-income neighborhoods surrounding  St. Francis Center. Her family emigrated from El Salvador to escape the violence and corruption in her native country during the 12-year civil war.

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SFC’s Mother’s Day Event Now An Annual Tradition!

SFC’s Mother’s Day Event Now An Annual Tradition!

For St. Francis Center’s third-annual Mother’s Day event, regular volunteer and photographer Javi de Leon (www.javi.photo) generously offered to do free photoshoot sittings for our mothers with their families at St. Francis Center last Saturday. Mothers will then receive their 8×10 photo during their Pantry Service visit this Saturday just in time

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John, Stephen, and Nick dropping off food donations at SFC!

USC Fraternity Launches Food Donation Project with SFC!

Last month, students from the USC fraternity Phi Kappa Psi launched a food recovery project called GreekEats. Leading the effort is Stephen Ruff, a senior at USC and Phi Kappa Psi’s philanthropy chair. Initially, he raised $3,000 to start this project where he and his fraternity brothers collect leftover food

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SFC’s 1st Art Workshop A Success!

SFC’s 1st Art Workshop A Success!

From the Desk of Kitty Powers, SFC’s Resource Specialist: For over a year, St. Francis Center has held several art contests featuring an ongoing display of art from our guests on the walls in our front program room. The art wall has been an inspiration to our guests who have

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SFC’s Volunteer Spotlight ~ Barbara!

SFC’s Volunteer Spotlight ~ Barbara!

Barbara has been volunteering every Wednesday for the past five months to serve breakfast to our homeless guests. Responding to our need for some additional support, she gladly offered to stay beyond her morning shift to also help with administrative tasks! Barbara originally found out about St. Francis Center through

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