Pine Street Inn

Finding Joy in the Little Things

Homeless for four years, Elizabeth was in and out of shelters and hospitals. Prior to that, she had lived in Cambridge, but lost her place when her medical and mental health issues made it impossible for her to work. 


Life was challenging, going from place to place, with no stability. Elizabeth's life began to change for the better when she began working with Pine Street staff. They helped her apply for disability benefits and find a place to live. 


She is thrilled to finally have a place to call home. "My jaw dropped when I saw this place," she says. "I couldn't believe how wonderful it was." 


"Now I have a roof over my head and my own bathroom. I love it here." Sometimes it's the little things that mean so much: "I am excited to be able to buy my own toilet paper," she says, laughing.