Stories of Hope

Permanent supportive housing is a cost-effective, tested solution to end homelessness and greatly improves the quality of life for long-term homeless men and women.

Read their stories here:

"Moving in to this place means freedom."

Don, a Boston native, returned home after 32 years to deal with health issues. After hitting rock bottom and experiencing homelessness, Don settled in one of Pine Street's permanent supportive housing locations.

"It made me feel so good to move in."

Our Outreach team met Christine on the streets, and talked to her at length about coming in to shelter. They told her about a house in JP where she could live if she worked to get sober. Finally, she said yes.

  • I feel like I have to give back.
    July 25, 2018 | Working at iCater and creating relationships with other trainees helped give Nitty the structure he needed. His gratitude and excitement for future opportunities is obvious to anyone who he meets.
  • Barbara & Jeanne
    June 27, 2018 | Both women were each looking for their own places, but with rents being so expensive, they decided to combine resources and get a place together. With support and resources from Pine Street Inn, they finally found an apartment.
  • Lakiya's Story
    August 17, 2017 | Lakiya is a resident at Pine Street’s newly opened Kuehn House in Dorchester. At 25 years old, she had been homeless for almost seven years, moving out of her mother’s home at age 18 because of a difficult relationship.
  • Moving On
    June 7, 2017 | “I keep staring out the window,” he says to his case manager from Pine Street Inn. “I still can’t believe it. I grew up down the street. I’ve really come full circle.”