Permanent Housing

Permanent Housing

Stories of Hope


"Now I Feel Safe and Welcome"

Jose expresses his deep gratitude as he shows off his new home. “I love my place. I used to feel stranded and stigmatized,” he says. “Now I feel safe and welcome.” 
 
Once married with a son who died in an accident in 1987, Jose fell into a deep depression and his life started to spiral downward. Divorce and loss of his home then followed.
 
Disabled with mental health challenges since then, he has also coped with cancer and will soon need a liver transplant. 
 
In and out of shelters over the years, Jose came to Pine Street, where he says staff “helped me out and showed me the way.”
 
 
Now that Jose no longer has to worry about where he will sleep at night, he can focus on his health. The case managers and the other tenants have provided Jose with a sense of community – and hope.





Donald's Story

“I never thought I would be homeless, but I basically brought my situation on myself,” he reflects.
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A Veteran Comes Home

He is only 27 years old, yet Edward C. has already faced more challenges than many people do in a lifetime. You can see it in his eyes.
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Second Chances: Roberta’s Story

“There’s always hope for a second chance in life,” Roberta assures her fellow Pine Street job training graduates during her remarks at graduation. “There are people like the staff at Pine Street who really care and want to help you get back on your feet.”
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Theresa's Story

“I love the tenants and neighbors here, Theresa, says with a big smile. “I have friends in the house and up and down the street. We always say ‘hi’ and have good conversations.”
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Dignity Restored

Elroy is a gentle man with a warm smile and a twinkle in his eye. He has learned to appreciate the little things in life — like waking up in the morning in his own bed in his own room — and hearing the birds chirp outside his window.
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A Home & Community For Everyone

At Pine Street, our vision and our goal are to support people in rebuilding their lives. We not only provide the physical structure of a home, but also the support necessary to connect back to a community and a sense of belonging.
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VIDEO: Putting the Pieces Back Together

Watch the stories of a Pine Street tenant and a job trainee as they share their journeys out of homelessness.
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Amanda's Big Dreams

At just 25 years old, Amanda already has lived more life than most people experience in a lifetime.
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Grateful for a New Home

Previously an electrical engineer, Charles' life spiraled downward after he lost his job due to the economic downturn. With the recent opening of the St. Peter's permanent supportive housing location, Charles now has a place to call home again.
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"They Gave Me Encouragement"

For 20 years, Linda spent nights sleeping in cars, on sidewalks or the Boston Common, while struggling with drug addiction and abusive relationships. She often wondered if this was what the rest of her life would be like.
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Putting the Pieces Back Together

Homelessness has hit Maureen and her family hard, with their lives coming apart, piece by piece. But since coming to Pine Street Inn, they are beginning to feel hopeful again.
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Shamus

Shamus V. grew up working in the restaurant business and then served in the U.S. Army as part of the honor guard at Arlington National Cemetery. After struggling with loss and homelessness, he is now on the path to a new life.
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