Day Services

Transitions from homelessness to self-sufficiency

Day services are available at our main St. Francis House location. We provide free meals, case management services, and basic needs to the hungry and homeless in the community (known as day guests), between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm daily. Additionally, if the temperature drops below 45 degrees or there is a severe weather emergency (hurricane, tornado, etc.), the City of Gainesville will allow St. Francis House to open for Cold Night Shelter, in which we have space for an extra 60 clients.

Day guests can come in between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm to access case management services, donations, meals, laundry facilities, the client phone, and bathrooms.


As we are primarily a shelter for families with children, all guests must have a “blue card” (police clearance card from Gainesville Police Department) before receiving any services from our facility.

Obtaining a blue card is a FAST & FREE process completed at GPD located: 545 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601


Basic Needs

Case Management

Resources & Referrals

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