Meeting the Language Needs of our Community
St. Francis House in partnership with Pierce College offers classes to learn english.
- Classes are hybrid/online. Check out a laptop and WIFI hotspot at no cost.
- Cost is $25 tuition fee per student per quarter. Tuition waivers are available.
- Free childcare at offsite locations
Contact St. Francis House or go to www.pierce.ctc.edu/esl
Monday-Wednesday-Friday : 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 2:30pm
CLIENT SHOPPING ONLY — CLOSED TO DONATIONS
Tuesday & Thursday
Due to our limited space, donations are limited to 6 bags or boxes per day. We are also asking that for the safety of our staff and volunteers, these bags and boxes weigh NO MORE than 25lbs. We appreciate your generosity and understanding.
**Please check our Donate – Items page for donation restrictions**
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the English as a second Language Program Involve?
All our services and programs are offered free of charge
We exist to improve the lives of those in need.
Stories of Hope
It was early morning in 2004 and November’s heavy night frost still hung in the air. As Sister Pat hurried past the covered patio outside the clothing bank’s sorting room, she noted that the homeless woman whom she had allowed to sleep there had not yet awakened....
Lovely, young Katie came to St. Francis House last week seeking financial assistance. The twenty-three-year-old had just started a new, full-time job at a warehouse, but needed to pay rent before her first paycheck would arrive. She lives in a Section 8 house and has...
Ann came to St. Francis House the summer of 2016 as a homeless client. She was struggling with addiction, and her mother and stepfather – at their wits end – had “dropped” her in Puyallup. The anxiety of being homeless in an unfamiliar city only accelerated her...
A Client’s Words
“What an amazing blessing St. Francis House has been to me and my children! We thank you so much. Without your assistance with my move in cost, clothing, and things for our household, our transition out of homelessness into our own apartment wouldn’t have been possible.”
Thank you and God Bless you all! – The Hill Family
— SFH Volunteer
— Sister Pat
Shop the Nook
The Nook is a charity boutique operated by St. Francis House. The Nook sells “twice-loved” treasures at low prices in person at our Main Street location or in our online store.