Housing

Housing

Highlights

Have a Heart Raffle

February 17, 2017 - Show your support of Pine Street through the Ninety Nine Restaurants annual Have a Heart Raffle. Enter to win Red Sox Green Monster tickets at 50 restaurant locations from Monday, February 13 until Sunday, February 26.

Timothy J. Barrett Promoted to Chief Financial Officer at Pine Street Inn

June 29, 2016 - Boston, MA—Timothy J. Barrett has recently been promoted to the position of CFO at Pine Street Inn, New England’s leading homeless services agency, providing permanent housing, emergency shelter, job training and street outreach to over 9,000 men and women annually. Barrett has been with Pine Street for a total of 11 years, serving in the roles of Controller, Real Estate Project Director and Director of Accounting.

Sponsor a Week of Meals

April 27, 2016 - Pine Street Inn prepares 17,000 meals each week, 52 weeks a year.

Warm Up the Winter

January 22, 2016 - Make a monthly gift during the months of January, February and March to help warm up the winter for Boston’s homeless men and women.

Warming Holidays and Hearts

December 18, 2015 - Every man and woman in Pine Street’s shelters, as well as those on the streets seen by our outreach teams, will receive a warm and practical gift this holiday season.

Holiday Cards to End Homelessness

September 2, 2015 - Send a holiday greeting to your friends, family and clients, and help homeless men and women get back on their feet. Proceeds from Pine Street's Holiday Cards fund the programs that help people rebuild their lives.

WBUR Highlights Pine Street Housing

April 3, 2015 - WBUR 90.9 follows Mark as he moves from shelter to one of our permanent housing locations.

Everybody Has a Story

January 9, 2015 - Read Pine Street's 2014 Annual Report

How We Help in the Extreme Cold

January 7, 2015 - With temperatures dipping well below zero over the next few days, Pine Street Inn is taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of Boston’s homeless men and women.

Pine Street Volunteer named "Patriots Difference Maker"

December 29, 2014 - The Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation name Kevin Watson the Grand Prize Winning "Patriots Difference Maker" for 2014!

Tax-Smart, Year-End Giving

December 22, 2014 - BREAKING NEWS: IRA Charitable Rollover has been extended, but only through the end of 2014!

What Do You See?

December 11, 2014 - Let's see them for who they can be.

Thanksgiving at Pine Street Inn

December 3, 2014 - Every Thanksgiving, Pine Street holds a traditional celebration for those who have lost their connection to home and family. This year, more than 2,000 meals were prepared for men and women in shelters and housing locations throughout the city.

End Your Year On A Generous Note

November 14, 2014 - Whatever your charitable goals or priorities, you have options to support Pine Street Inn today and into the future.

Raise Awareness. Take Action.

November 7, 2014 - November 15-23 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Remembering Mayor Menino

October 31, 2014 - The homeless men and women of Boston held a special place in his heart.

BJ’s Wholesale Club President and CEO Named as New Board Chair

July 9, 2014 - Pine Street welcomes Laura J. Sen, President and Chief Executive Officer of BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. as the new Chair of its Board of Directors.

Lyndia Downie, Pine Street President, Receives Honorary Degree

May 23, 2014 - Pine Street Inn President and Executive Director Lyndia Downie received an honorary doctor of humanities degree from New England Law | Boston at its 103rd Commencement on May 23, 2014.

Putting the Pieces Back Together

May 12, 2014 - At Pine Street Inn, our job is to help people put the pieces of their lives back together. Our staff works with each individual on a plan so they can take the steps they need to rebuild their lives.

We Need Your Voice

April 23, 2014 - We need your help with an important advocacy effort to increase funding for homeless services!

Help with a Housewarming

February 27, 2014 - Thirty-one homeless men and women will soon find a new home in the former St. Peter's Convent in Dorchester, Pine Street's newest permanent supportive housing location. To help tenants feel comfortable in their new home, Pine Street is inviting friends and supporters to purchase household goods through a Housewarming Registry.

City of Boston Releases Latest Homeless Census

February 7, 2014 - The total number of individual homeless adults increased 3.3% from 3,597 last year to 3,714 this year.

Your Impact This Year

December 24, 2013 - As we move toward a new year, we reflect on the accomplishments of 2013 and the life-changing stories of success that would not have been possible without you.

Everybody Has A Story

December 18, 2013 - People do not become homeless overnight. Usually the pieces of a person’s life fall away little by little – one thing leads to another, and life unravels. Everyone who shows up at Pine Street’s door has a story.

Thanksgiving Day at Pine Street Inn

December 3, 2013 - More than 1,500 meals served to Boston's homeless and formerly homeless men and women.

You Can Help End Homelessness

November 15, 2013 - Community support is an essential part of this effort. During Homelessness Awareness Month, please consider the many ways to can help those who have lost everything.

Guests Find Their Voice at Voter Registration Forum

October 10, 2013 - More than 50 homeless men and women registered to vote during a Voter Forum at Pine Street Inn.

Celebrate in Style

October 7, 2013 - This holiday season, host your holiday gathering at Hotel Commonwealth, and they will make a donation of 10% of your event's value to Pine Street Inn.

Tipping the Balance

September 3, 2013 - More men and women now live in Pine Street housing than stay in our shelters each night.

Take a House Tour

July 11, 2013 - Join Windsor for an online tour of his home in Pine Street housing.

Making an IMPACT

May 10, 2013 - The name says it all — Pine Street’s IMPACT Employment Services is making a big difference in the lives of homeless and newly housed men and women.

What Does It Mean to Have a Home?

April 23, 2013 - To many people who have been homeless, it means everything. Watch tenants in Pine Street's Creighton Street House talk about what housing means to them.

Artful Upton Street

February 12, 2013 - When Pine Street Inn opened a new house in the South End for 18 formerly homeless individuals, the blank walls in the common areas needed some color and life. The Art Connection, a nonprofit organization that expands access to visual art to underserved communities, helped us create a warm and welcoming home for the new tenants.

A Fresh Start

January 29, 2013 - Pine Street is working with a variety of legal agencies and services to expand an innovative program that aims to erase some of the legal barriers faced by homeless men and women. Homeless Court is an alternative court session designed to resolve misdemeanor offenses, non-violent felonies and outstanding warrants for homeless individuals who have shown a strong commitment to recovery and stability.

Pine Street and Patriots Celebrate Volunteerism

December 19, 2012 - Pine Street was thrilled to be a part of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s Celebrate Volunteerism initiative during the 2012 Patriots’ Season.

A Beautiful Thanksgiving Celebration

November 29, 2012 - Every year, we are humbled by an outpouring of support from the community and from those who want to help make Thanksgiving — and the rest of the holiday season — special for those who have lost connections with their families. This year was no exception. More than 200 volunteers spent part of their Thanksgiving holiday with us, and with their help, 1,500 of our guests and tenants enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving meal and some of the comforts of home.

Why Are People Homeless?

November 14, 2012 - There is no simple answer to this question. People who become homeless often lack access to jobs that pay a living wage; to affordable housing, and/or to health care and mental health services.

Shelter from the Storm

October 26, 2012 - Pine Streets takes precautions to keep people safe during Hurricane Sandy.

Opening The Door To Hope (Video)

June 1, 2012 - Watch our video to see how we are helping to end homelessness.

Building a Future

April 1, 2012 - Genghis is learning new skills and preparing for the future in the Building Maintenance Training Program.

Opening the Door To Hope

February 1, 2012 - Read the 2011 Pine Street Inn Annual Report

Pine Street & hopeFound Have Merged

January 30, 2012 - Two agencies combine to better serve Boston?s homeless men and women.

One Night's Journey

December 16, 2011 - Follow the journey of one night on Pine Street's Outreach vans.

A Home Realized for Our Veterans

November 15, 2011 - Pine Street celebrates the opening of a house for homeless veterans.

One Veteran's Story

May 19, 2010 - Looking back, Maurice says it wasn't just fighting in Vietnam that got to him it was also adjusting to civilian life after his service ended.

Facts About Homeless Veterans

May 11, 2010 - In addition to the complex set of factors that affect most homeless individuals lack of affordable housing, poverty, job or income loss, mental illness, substance abuse, health problems, etc. many veterans live with the lingering effect of PTSD, often compounded by a lack of family and social support networks.

Hot Weather & Homelessness

August 18, 2009 - While most people are aware of the challenges faced by homeless individuals in the winter, they are unaware of the dangers of summer homelessness.

Housing Emergency Contact Information

July 20, 2009 - In case of an emergency involving a Pine Street Housing tenant please use the following information.