St. Francis House

Creating New Futures

Our main location, St. Francis House, can provide emergency shelter for up to 9 families at a time, which is generally 40 – 45 people each night. While residing at the shelter, guests receive three meals a day, are assigned an individualized case plan to follow, have access to our laundry room, can use the client phone, etc.

Shelter residents work with a case manager to develop individualized case plans to address their immediate needs and help them obtain housing and self-sufficiency.


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


Emergency Shelter

Case Management

Resources & Referrals

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