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Job training class for homeless teaches skills, reinstates hope
June 15, 2016 | The Boston Globe
More than 130 people who graduated Tuesday from a job training program at the Pine Street Inn, a Boston homeless shelter. Participants, many of whom had struggled with substance abuse and been homeless, learned a host of basic job skills, from building maintenance to housekeeping to cooking chicken at the proper temperature.
For the Pine Street Inn, a graduation
June 15, 2016 | Metro News
Those who have completed job training through the Pine Street Inn shelter were honored in a graduation ceremony on Tuesday attended by Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.
Charlie Baker congratulates Pine St Inn graduates
June 15, 2016 | Boston Herald
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Pine Street Inn graduate Roberta Brown speak at the Pine Street Inn's graduation ceremony.
5 For Good: Pine Street Inn graduation
June 15, 2016 | WCVB-TV
The ceremony celebrates individuals who overcome homelessness.
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 .
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.