Moving People from Homelessness to Hope

Students pitch in to help those without a home

Students in a Global Citizenship class at Globe University-Sioux Falls each spent a minimum of four hours volunteering at the St. Francis House, an ecumenical center for the homeless, for a service-learning project.

Students participated in a variety of activities including filing paperwork, checking in individuals, packing lunches, organizing donations and cleaning.

“My experience at the St. Francis House was amazing,” said student Suzann Ferguson. “To get to know the staff and the guests made it even better. I even applied to work there and got a part time job which I love and enjoy going to every day.”

The St. Francis House is a non-profit organization that relies heavily on volunteer support, and Globe students’ volunteer work helped meet the shelter’s needs and fulfill its mission.

The St. Francis House serves tired travelers, those coming from hospitals, treatment centers, and prisons, families looking to relocate, and anyone looking for a chance to start over. Guests have ranged from newborn infants to the elderly. They are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week including holidays.