Genesis Program - St. Francis House

1301 E Austin St
Sioux Falls, SD - 5103
(605) 334-3879

We are an ecumenical emergency shelter and transitional housing program for the homeless offering hospitality, fellowship and support to those in need. Our program provides our guests shelter, food, case management, and support. We offer special services for reaching long term goals including employment, independent housing, addiction recovery, and money management.

We differ from other homeless shelters by requiring all guests to follow strict guidelines including: a zero tolerance policy on drugs and alcohol, guests must attend two self-improvement classes each week, hold or apply for a job, attend all evening meals, uphold household chores, and place money into savings. Our program focuses on a hand-up rather than a hand-out approach.

Those served at the St. Francis House include 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. We are open 24 hours a day seven days a week including holidays.

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