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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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With Homeless Shelters Already Full, Boston And State Collaborate On Winter Plan

January 15, 2016 | WBUR News

As the harsh winter temperatures begin to hit Boston, homeless shelters are becoming inundated with displaced persons trying to escape the cold. To provide extra accommodation, the St. Francis house has offered to provide emergency overnight care on top of their functioning day program.
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Boston Makes Major Progress Toward Ending Veteran Homelessness

January 7, 2016 | WBUR News

The city of Boston says it’s made a huge dent in its mission to end homelessness among veterans, but there’s still work to do.
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The Rise and Fall

January 4, 2016 | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Homelessness Resource Center

Boston’s Homeless Court helps people get past legal problems and into housing. Elizabeth Condron of Pine Street Inn and Judge Kathleen Coffey of Boston Municipal Court talk about why the program has worked and how it is growing.
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O’Malley visits Pine Street Inn as homeless men pack shelter

December 28, 2015 | Boston Globe

The temperature outside the Pine Street Inn climbed to shirtsleeve levels Thursday, but the balmy weather did not thin the crush of homeless men inside the shelter’s South End headquarters.
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