Pine Street Inn

How We Help in the Extreme Cold

 
 Imagine trying to wrap an old blanket around you to stay warm while sleeping on a park bench. Illness, frostbite, hypothermia – even death – can result.
 
Pine Street Inn’s Outreach vans canvass the streets day and night, searching out homeless men and women, and encouraging them to come indoors to the warmth of our shelter.
 
When temperatures drop, Pine Street is even more concerned for the welfare of people on the streets. With predictions of a cold snap this week, Pine Street Inn is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of some of Boston’s homeless men and women:
 
  • Our Outreach teams will be extending hours to provide transportation to our shelters. Staff are strongly encouraging everyone to come inside or providing people with extra blankets and warm clothing. 
     
  • The Men's & Women's Inns will be open during the day and will be serving lunch. 
     
  • We will provide extra space in the shelter lobbies as needed, and we are preparing to serve a greater number of people. 
 
If you see someone in need to services, please contact our Outreach team at 866.910.7463. If it is an emergency situation, please call 911. 
 
On days like this, our mission is clearer than ever -- to meet the basic needs of those who turn to us for help. Your support is an important part of this work. Thank you!