St. Francis House

St. Francis House serves the hungry and homeless of Alachua County.


Contact: Amy Lawson (Volunteer Coordinator), (352) 505-3311,

Address: 413 S. Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601

Business Address: PO Box 12491, Gainesville, FL, 32604

What they do: St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen. St. Francis House is dedicated to providing temporary shelter, emergency food, transitional housing, and support services in a secure, safe environment for those in Alachua County who are faced with hunger and homelessness. Guests are introduced to community resources to help them “resolve problems underlying their crisis.”

What YOU can do to help: St. Francis House is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Volunteer opportunities are available. If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the Volunteer Application on their website.