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The Francisco Homes

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Board Development
  • Computers & Technology
  • Justice & Legal
  • Seniors


1224 W. 40th PlaceLos Angeles, CA 90037 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Francisco Homes (TFH) provides transitional housing and holistic reentry support services, for formerly incarcerated "lifers". Guided by faith-inspired principles, TFH encourages our community to acknowledge the worth and dignity in all people, opening the door of opportunity for conciliation and healing; building a society in which the re-entry process becomes restorative. These spiritual gifts provide the cornerstone for all that we do and are the reason we maintain a less than one percent recidivism rate.


For over 10-years TFH has acted as a support system for the newly released. Residents average 30-years in prison and are released only after both the Board of Prison Terms, and the California Governor deems them "rehabilitated". Many are returning to a city they never lived, no family or friends. TFH is the only place they have to call home.

Formed in 2007 a project of Restorative Justice at Catholic Archdiocese of L.A. Given the name "The Francisco Homes", honoring St. Francis of Assisi in his ardent work for the poor and marginalized. Early, it became clear there was a desperate need for housing for the Long-Term Incarcerated. A different program, then the Sober-Living & Correctional-Therapeutic models, was needed. In 2009 TFH became its own entity & began accepting exclusively, "Lifer’s".

TFH mission is to teach, empower and guide individuals on their path to re-integration. To assist them in realizing their goals as free and contributing members of our community. TFH services are anchored in a Trauma-Informed, Relational, teaching model.

Welcome to The Francisco Homes!

We are delighted to have you and hope this experience will prove valuable in your life path. We hope you will learn as much as you teach during your time with us. We encourage you to remain open-minded, curious and compassionate - as you assist our residents in their respective journeys home


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