Pine Street Inn Quick Facts
Founded in 1969, Pine Street Inn serves more than 1,600 homeless individuals daily and nearly 9,000 annually, providing the full spectrum of services to help men and women reach their highest level of independence and get back to a place they can call home.
The Mission Of Pine Street Inn Is:
- To be a community of respect and hope for each guest it serves;
- To be a resource through which neighbors and friends can help to meet the basic needs of others; and
- To serve as a national leader in the fight to end homelessness.
- Permanent supportive housing: More than 850 tenants live in affordable housing across Boston and in Brookline, developed by Pine Street Inn since 1984. Twenty-four hour on-site staff provides support services to prevent a return to homelessness.
- Emergency and Transitional Shelter: More than 670 beds in three locations
Food: About 2,000 meals are prepared each day in Pine Street's kitchen for our own use and for iCater, a social enterprise that provides catering services to businesses and area nonprofits.
Street Outreach:115 unsheltered homeless men and women are served daily by workers on foot and by van. Pine Street is the only organization that provides nighttime outreach in Boston.
- Job Training & Placement: More than 900 men and women annually complete training programs in food services, building maintenance and housekeeping or work with IMPACT Employment Services, which provides assessment, counseling, placement and job retention services for job-seeking homeless men and women.
- Mental health support & substance abuse treatment: Clinical psychiatric staff and specialized programs provide support to nearly 50 percent of Pine Street's guests and 30 percent of tenants. Post-detox and other recovery programs, including the Stabilization Program, are also offered to those in need.
- Social Enterprise: Pine Street's two revenue-generating social enterprises in food services and building maintenance provide training opportunities for men and women transitioning out of homeless and into the workforce.