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Pine Street establishes 'bridge' to housing in response to Coronavirus

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.

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Charles: "this is the first thing I feel I really accomplished"

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."

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From the Frontlines: John, Outreach Team

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. “

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The Pine Street Innsider: Spring/Summer 2020

Spring Edition | June 2020 | Read the Spring/Summer 2020 issue and learn how Pine Street Inn adapted in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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In Solidarity

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.

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Mayor Walsh Thanks Pine Street Supporters

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.

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The Innsider: Winter 2020

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.

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Pine Street Inn's Annual Report: Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.

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.

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"5 Fixer Upper" Renovation Complete at Yearwood House

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!

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Pine Street Inn: From 1969 to Today

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.

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MassLive: Pine Street Inn kicks off $50 million campaign for housing Boston's homeless population

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.

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The Boston Globe: Pine Street Inn announces $50 Million "Key Moments" campaign

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.”

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Boston Magazine: Pine Street Inn is Celebrating 50 Years with 200 More Housing Units

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.

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The Boston Globe Bold Types | Lyndia Downie on the organization’s pivot from shelter to housing

Spring Edition | August 2019 | Lyndia Downie talks about the successes – and challenges – of moving men and women out of homelessness and into the stability of housing.

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A Voice from the Early Days: Monsignor Frank Kelley

Spring Edition | July 2019 | As part of our 50th anniversary, we are sharing stories from those who were here at the beginning. The following excerpt is from an interview with Monsignor Frank Kelley, a founding member of Pine Street Inn who is still active in the organization today.

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Major New Housing Proposed

Spring Edition | June 2019 | Pine Street Inn and The Community Builders, a leading nonprofit developer of mixed-income housing, have announced a partnership to build a mixed-use building.

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Community Friends - Spring 2019

Spring Edition | May 2019 | Learn more about the community groups and organizations that are supporting Pine Street in various ways!

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An Inspiring Innbassador: Avana Anderson

Spring Edition | May 2019 | Avana Anderson is an Associate in the Boston law office of Morrison Mahoney LLP. She is also a Pine Street Innbassador, our emerging leaders’ network.

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Why I Run for Pine Street: Colin McGuire

Winter Edition | February 2019 | I’ve been seriously running for about two years. The 2019 Boston Marathon will be my first marathon.

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Why I Run for Pine Street: Glen Harrington

Winter Edition | February 2019 | This will be my third marathon; the first one I ran was in November in New York, and I just ran the Disney marathon in January.

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