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Voter registration drive targets homeless
October 10, 2013 | Boston Globe
At a Wednesday afternoon voter registration drive at the Pine Street Inn, Lyndia Downie, the shelter’s executive director, said voting has a symbolic as well as practical value for the shelter’s residents. "Getting ready to vote means they’re thinking about being part of a community again.”
October 4, 2013 | Suffolk Magazine
By catering to some of Boston’s corporate bigwigs, Roger Wellington is supporting the city’s largest homeless shelter.
Boston Plan Seeks To Reduce Homelessness
September 20, 2013 | WBUR
The city of Boston on Thursday unveiled a comprehensive action plan to address the problem of homelessness.
By providing supportive housing to deal with people with complex behavioral health and social service needs, Pine Street Inn has been able to cut its persistent homeless population by 30 percent over the past six years. The city’s new goal is a 50 percent reduction by 2016.
Work to start on long-delayed homeless housing
June 21, 2013 | Boston Globe
Construction is expected to start later this year on a long-delayed project to convert a vacant Jamaica Plain building into a respite care and housing facility for medically vulnerable and disabled homeless people.
Antiguos homeless se graduaron en Boston
June 14, 2013 | El Planeta
Spanish-language coverage of Pine Street's Job Training Graduation.
Pine Street graduates march toward jobs
June 13, 2013 | Boston Globe
Family, friends, city officials, and alumni from Pine Street's job training programs packed beneath a tent at the Pine Street Inn courtyard Wednesday morning to celebrate the graduates’ accomplishments.
In Boston, Man's Best Friend Transforms Lives Of Chronically Homeless
June 6, 2013 | Forbes
The long-term homeless and abandoned dogs have unique and complex needs, but in one innovative home in Boston, they have found a way to help each other.
Job-training program helps homeless find work
April 10, 2013 | Boston Globe
In 2012, Pine Street's employment services helped 250 people find jobs, almost half of those looking for work through the organization — at an average wage of $11.56 an hour.
Red flag raised over homeless
March 6, 2013 | Boston Globe
Boston saw a small increase last year in the number of people living on city streets, in emergency shelters, and in substance abuse and mental health facilities, according to data released Monday from the city’s annual homeless census. The census, conducted the night of Dec. 12, 2012, found a total of 6,992 homeless men, women, and children, up from 6,647 one year earlier, for a 5.2 percent increase.
Gelzinis: Our Father Sean Warms Hearts
February 20, 2013 | Boston Herald
Like the rest of us, Lyndia Downie is in the dark about how a pope gets to be pope. But as president and executive director of the Pine Street Inn, she can speak about the character of the Franciscan she knows as “Father Sean.”