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How is Boston's Homeless Population Doing?

May 25, 2016 | NECN

NECN's "The Take," Sue O'Connell talks about homeless men and women in Boston with Pine Street Inn and Saint Francis House executive directors Lyndia Downie and Karen LaFrazia, respectively .
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Tracked down: Eliza Dushku, Taylor Schilling, Michael J. Fox and more...

May 19, 2016 | Boston Herald

Watertown actress Eliza Dushku, a volunteer and intern at the Pine Street Inn, giving the keynote speech at the homeless shelter’s annual Home Remedy Breakfast at Westin Copley Place.
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Eliza Dushku supports the Pine Street Inn

May 18, 2016 | The Boston Globe

Actress Eliza Dushku spoke at the Pine Street Inn’s annual Home Remedy Breakfast Wednesday, talking about her personal connection to the place as a volunteer, intern, and also by way of a family member who has struggled with mental illness and homelessness
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Community Welcomes 30 Men and Women, No Longer Homeless

May 1, 2016 | Jamaica Plain News

Formerly homeless individuals, community neighbors, public officials, key investment partners and affordable housing advocates gathered Saturday, April 30, on Walnut Avenue in Jamaica Plain to celebrate the grand opening of the Francis Grady Apartments, 30 studio units for people who have been homeless, and of the Stacy Kirkpatrick House, a 20-bed medical respite facility for homeless individuals.
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Hit the Ground Running: Boston Marathon runners find inspiration in fundraising for charity

April 20, 2016 | Spare Change News

“At some point in a marathon, almost everybody starts to run into a point where they start to second-guess,” said Wholihan, recalling his experience hitting The Wall in the 2015 Boston Marathon. “The pain starts to kick in. The energy starts to run out. That’s when you really need to reach deep inside to get through it.”
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Doing more for homeless people in Massachusetts

March 18, 2016 | Commonwealth Magazine

The founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony was grounded in the social contract. In a sermon delivered in 1630, Gov. John Winthrop articulated the belief that, “[W]e must… make other’s conditions our own…as members of the same body.”...New data released last month show a large gap between the services that homeless providers deliver and the state funding allotted to make those services possible.
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Survey: State funding covers half the costs of homeless services

February 26, 2016 | The Boston Globe

“These new survey results confirm what providers have known for a long time - that there are not enough resources available to help men and women in Massachusetts to move out of” homelessness, Lyndia Downie, president and executive director of Pine Street Inn, said in a statement.
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All Hands On Deck

February 15, 2016 | Metro US

For many of the Boston’s homeless, it can take some convincing to come out of the dangers of the bitter cold and into the warmth of a shelter. It requires gentle touch and a familiar face to get the city’s homeless population to head indoors, said Michael Andrick, director of outreach services for the Pine Street Inn on Harrison Avenue.
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Preparing for the Bitter Cold

February 15, 2016 | Boston Globe

With bitter cold forecast for the weekend, Pine Street Inn announced plans Thursday to continue operating above its capacity and increase the availability of teams that canvass the city and bring homeless residents indoors.
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Reaching out ahead of freezing temps

February 15, 2016 | Boston Herald

“The bad part about winter, being homeless, is it seems like things don’t go your way because of the elements,” said Seneca Rainey, 39. “You don’t know if you’re going to get jammed in the cold.”
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