St. Francis House

St. Francis Director helps homeless through tough love

By Alexa Epitropoulos |

Upon first glance, the St. Francis House, a light green, two-story townhouse bursting at the seams with color, appears more like a bed and breakfast than a refuge for the homeless. The differences aren’t only skin deep.
Director Renee Morris, like the St. Francis House, proves that appearances can be deceiving. A petite, well-dressed woman with an assertive, to-the-point demeanor, Morris can be intimidating to a stranger. Closer examination reveals an individual with a profound passion for helping others.

A&E brief: Nonchalant to play benefit for St. Francis house

By Lauren DeGeorge |

On Saturday, Nov. 19, St. Augustine’s new favorite band, Nonchalant, will be hosting a benefit concert to raise money and awareness for St. Francis House, a downtown shelter and soup kitchen. The concert will begin at 9 p.m. at the British Pub at 213 Anastasia Blvd.

The event will be 18 and up and will include food donated by Hurricane Grill and Wings, along with raffles throughout the night. All proceeds will be going to St. Francis House.

Nonchalant’s guitar player, Luke Newcomer is more than excited about the event.