The Francis is an 18-unit, permanent supportive housing building in downtown Rochester, made possible through a partnership with Olmsted County.

About

The Francis is an 18 unit, permanent supportive housing building in downtown Rochester, possible through a partnership with Olmsted County’s Housing and Stability Team. Olmsted County provides funding and a Licensed Social Worker and Catholic Charities provides day-to-day hands on support and oversight with staff being there around 6pm-1am daily.

Entry into The Francis is selected by Olmsted County’s Housing and Stability Team and is pulled from the Coordinated Entry system. Many residents that live at The 105 have high barriers to marketplace housing and may need non-medical hands on support throughout the day. Residents that live at The 105 sign leases to develop a rental history as well as get access to resources that may begin to remove these barriers to marketplace housing.

Support

Although we do not have volunteer opportunities at The 105, we are always looking for donations. Click here to go to our support page to figure out more.

If you are interested in volunteering, we are always looking for help at the Rochester Community Warming Center. Click here to get started.

Level of Care

Long-term supportive housing is non-time limited, affordable housing with easy access to supportive services. Many of the residents have a variety of needs that would make them less successful living in market-rate housing. Between Catholic Charities staff and the Olmsted County Social Worker, we work to break these barriers down and enable them to live independently.

Made possible through a partnership with Olmsted County

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