Fall Edition | October 2020 | "We want to be here for people," Downie said. "But at the same time, if we go back to the numbers we had before — even with the personal protective equipment, even with the work we've done on cleaning and sanitation — the COVID numbers are going to go up, and we're going to put people at risk. And we have a lot of people here who are older — you know, a lot of people have preexisting conditions."
Fall Edition | October 2020 | The Fall 2020 Pine Street Innsider newsletter highlights the many ways Pine Street Inn has been adapting in response to the pandemic, including the 'bridge' to housing we established to help implement social distancing among our shelter guests.
Fall Edition | October 2020 | Congratulations to our President & Executive Director Lyndia Downie, who was recently honored with the 2020 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Vermont for her work with Boston's individuals experiencing homelessness.
Fall Edition | September 2020 | Did you miss our September Innsider in your email inbox? In this issue, learn more about our Women's Inn marking 40 years of impact serving women experiencing homelessness, Pine Street's recovery services and more!
Fall Edition | September 2020 | 2020 is my 8th Boston Marathon, although it's going to be different this year because of the pandemic. I'll be running along my own 26.2 mile course in September. I'll miss running with all the other charity runners; each one has a special story about the cause they support. But this year, friends and family will be joining me for segments during my run.
Spring Edition | July 2020 | Eric Emmons has been a monthly donor - an Innkeeper - for about two years now. This year, he decided to get further involved with Pine Street and is going to run the 2020 Boston Marathon to benefit Pine Street Inn.
Spring Edition | July 2020 | In order to ensure the continued health and safety of our guests, Pine Street will move 180 residents out of temporary housing at a Suffolk University dormitory and into a building at 891 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, to conform with the CDC’s social distance recommendations.
Spring Edition | June 2020 | Pine Street Inn operates job training programs in the food services and hospitality industries for more than 160 men and women each year. Read about Charles' experience in the iCater workforce development training program. In and out of prison in the past, Charles proudly notes, "[the iCater job training program] is the first thing I feel I really completed."
Spring Edition | June 2020 | "This [iCater] program helped me get work with the United States Postal Service. None of the organizations that tried to help me in Hawaii, New York, nor Rhode Island did as good for me."
Spring Edition | June 2020 | People on the streets have a lot of apprehension. “Moments matter. There’s a lot of concerns about how to get testing, a lot of fear of going into the shelter. They’re glad we are here to provide information, food, basic necessities and resources. The other day, we did four telehealth calls in the field using my phone and videoconferencing in with a medical provider. That really touched me, to be able to do this. “
Spring Edition | June 2020 | Read the Spring/Summer 2020 issue and learn how Pine Street Inn adapted in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Spring Edition | June 2020 | At Pine Street Inn, we stand with our guests, tenants, staff, volunteers and board members who live with the indignities and violence of racism. We recognize that Black people are disproportionately represented among those experiencing homelessness, in Boston and nationwide. Those of us who are not Black or Brown cannot know what it is like to face systemic racism and its impacts on a daily basis.
Spring Edition | May 2020 | Mayor Walsh recorded a video expressing thanks for our community who helped Pine Street quickly adapt to meet the needs of Boston’s homeless men and women in response to COVID-19. Thank you for your steadfast support.
Winter Edition | January 2020 | In our latest issue of the Innsider, you'll learn more about how our Outreach teams work with those who stay outside, as well as our plans to increase housing, as we move men and women off the streets, out of shelter and back to a home and community.
Winter Edition | January 2020 | From 50 years ago to now, Pine Street Inn has evolved over the years, but always consistently offered support to individuals every day with the goal of helping each one move out of homelessness.
Fall Edition | October 2019 | The ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Monday, October 28, hosted by WCVB President & General Manager Bill Fine and Pine Street Inn President & Executive Director Lyndia Downie. The makeover provides a fresh, comfortable living quarters for the 22 tenants. Thank you to WCVB and WCVB advertisers for your generosity!
Fall Edition | October 2019 | Pine Street Inn is marking 50 years of impact. Watch firsthand how we have made an impact and why we will continue to make an impact for the next 50 years in the community. Over the past 50 years, Pine Street Inn has evolved from a building on Pine Street in Chinatown providing ‘a hot and a cot’ -- a meal and a bed for the night -- for 200 men, to four shelters and 40 permanent housing locations, supporting close to 2,000 men and women every day.
Fall Edition | October 2019 | Pine Street Inn celebrated its 50th anniversary by launching a $50 million fundraising drive to pay for repairs, emergency expenses and a recently proposed 225-unit housing complex in Jamaica Plain. The fundraising campaign would help the organization add 200 new housing units for people transitioning out of homelessness or others who qualify for affordable housing, said Lyndia Downie, president and executive director. The funds are also expected to go toward building repairs, support services and other resources for the roughly 2,000 people the nonprofit serves daily.
Fall Edition | September 2019 | Pine Street Inn is marking its 50th anniversary with a $50 million fund-raising campaign so it can continue to fight homelessness for many years to come...“It’s bittersweet,” Lyndia Downie, Pine Street Inn’s president and executive director, said in a telephone interview. “We’ve come a long way, but we still have a lot of work to do.”
Fall Edition | September 2019 | The local nonprofit's $50 million campaign aims to expand permanent housing for those who have experienced homelessness. A lot has changed since the Pine Street Inn first opened 50 years ago. When it began in 1969, the old Chinatown outpost served up a hot meal and a bed to some 200 men experiencing homelessness each night. Today, volunteers provide meals to nearly 2,000 people each day, and the organization is known as New England’s largest homeless services provider.