Tag Archives: St. Francis House

St. Francis Houses Up To 80 Extra Homeless During Cold Weather

By on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Due to cold weather, St. Francis House opens its doors for extra individuals to sleep inside. St. Francis, which houses families and children, requires individuals to have a “blue card,” which lists whether the person has any outstanding arrest warrants or is a sex offender.

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Gainesville’s Homeless Must Present Blue Card To Receive Shelter At St. Francis House

By on November 18th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Gainesville’s homeless must present a blue card issued by the Gainesville Police Department to prove they are free of arrest warrants and are not registered sexual offenders or predators.

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Gainesville Homeless Shelters Prepare for Cold Weekend

By on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Expecting a weekend cold snap, Gainesville homeless shelters like St. Francis House and Grace Marketplace are asking for donations to prepare for a surge of homeless people looking to stay warm.

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Homeless Brace For Cold Snap

By on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Gainesville’s homeless prepare for the cold, and local shelters are ready to provide additional help.

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In The News: Former Miss Venezuela Killed, Wine While Pregnant, Homeless Take Shelter, UF Finally Upgrades

By on January 7th, 2014 | Last updated: January 7, 2014 at 3:59 pm

UF preparing to upgrade 30-year-old student records system | Gainesville.com – It will take about four years for the university to start using the new system, which is estimated to cost between $40 million and $70 million. The new system will […]

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Where To Donate Clothes For Gainesville Homeless As Temperatures Drop

By on October 29th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 7:31 pm

As temperatures drop in North Central Florida, Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless and Hungry advises the community not to drop donations downtown, but rather bring them to the shelters accepting donations.

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As temperatures drop, overburdened St. Francis House opens doors to Gainesville homeless

By on March 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 10:16 am

Several chilly nights across North Central Florida have come as a surprise for late March. At the St. Francis House in Gainesville, staff and volunteers are working to ensure that those who can’t always get out of the cold have a place to go.

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Students at St. Francis school react to new pope

By on March 15th, 2013 | Last updated: March 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm

The new pope has some students excited at the St. Francis High School. WUFT’s Nickelle Smith visited the school to gauge reaction to the election of the new head of the Catholic church.

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Gainesville farm grows vegetables for local soup kitchen

By and on December 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

Gainesville’s first urban farm is putting a charitable spin on the farm-to-table concept by donating locally grown vegetables to a Gainesville homeless shelter and soup kitchen.

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Gainesville’s St. Francis food collections down for Thanksgiving

By on November 15th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 3:55 pm

On Thanksgiving Day each year, the St. Francis House uses food and money donations from the community in order to provide the homeless with a full Thanksgiving dinner. But this year, they are looking at nearly bare cupboards.

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