Carolyn Connors Women’s Center
St. Francis House recognizes the unique needs of our female guests, and our Carolyn Connors Women’s Center, wholly dedicated to meeting those needs, is a comfortable, cozy lounge where female guests can support one another as they begin to rebuild their lives.
Though women make up only 27% our total guest population, the number of women seeking help at St. Francis House has more than doubled in recent years, making them one of the fastest-growing groups among the homeless. Homeless women are at especially high risk for violence, and nearly all of those who seek shelter at St. Francis House are victims of trauma, abuse, or rape. Our women’s counselor works with female guests to help them survive, and eventually move beyond, life on the streets.
Through the Carolyn Connors Women’s Center, located on our second floor, guests can access basic services such as food, showers, clothing, and medical care, as well as mental health and substance abuse counseling, housing and legal assistance, and more. We also provide special programs just for women, including “Coming Together to Get It Together,” a weekly prayer group, and the annual Women’s Day of Renewal.