For 75 years, Saint Francis has served as witness for the power of redemption to create wholeness from brokenness. As our founder, Fr. Bob said:
“The test of a man’s character and strength does not lie in what he has done but in what he has overcome.”
Fr. Mize founded the St. Francis Boys Homes to help boys lost in the criminal justice system redeem their self-worth and imagine lives of purpose.
Today, the services of Saint Francis Ministries may look very different from that first residential boys’ home. But the ideas that created the foundation of this organization stand strong: building self-worth, forgiveness and love, recovery and support for building resilience and overcoming trauma, and, above all, supporting and helping families so they can stay together whenever possible.
Through a wide range of social, therapeutic, and residential services, Saint Francis supports the children and families most in need of healing and hope. We go where we are needed in the United States and in Central America.
Dedicated to the dignity and worth of every human person, Saint Francis will continue to serve wherever God calls us.