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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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Outreach: Lifeline in the Cold

Winter Edition | January 2019 | Jason Clemons has been a member of Pine Street’s Outreach team for 11 years, working with homeless men and women who choose not to come into shelter. Since our Outreach vans started canvassing Boston’s streets in 1986, they have not missed a night!

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A Voice From the Early Days: Warren Strom

Winter Edition | January 2019 | As part of our 50th anniversary, we will be sharing stories from those who were here at the beginning. The following excerpt was pulled from an interview with Warren Strom, who is now 89 years old.

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Why I Run for Pine Street: David Krakauer

Winter Edition | January 2019 | David Krakauer endured the elements during last year's Boston Marathon in support of Pine Street Inn.

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From the President

Winter Edition | January 2019 | In 2019, we are marking a major milestone: 50 years in the Boston community. As I reflect on the 35 years that I have been here in roles as an administrative assistant, in development, in the program area, and now, as President. I am both humbled by and proud of the progress that we have made as an organization!

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Donor Spotlight: Jill Ker Conway

Winter Edition | January 2019 | Jill Ker Conway was a writer, a scholar, president of Smith College in Northampton, MA – and a philanthropist. An Australian native, Conway left her mark on the Boston community, including Pine Street, not only as a loyal donor during her lifetime, but also in helping to sustain Pine Street after her death last year.

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Locks & Socks

Winter Edition | January 2019 | When men and women staying on the street see our Outreach vans, they know they can count on us for a pair of new socks to keep their feet warm. As the cold weather sets in, our guests are in especially high need of socks to navigate the winter.

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Ready for Winter

Winter Edition | January 2019 | When winter arrives, the teams at Pine Street are ready. Our program staff anticipate the increase in volume and needs of guests.

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Giving Thanks at Pine Street

Winter Edition | January 2019 | A host of elected officials joined us for Thanksgiving to help carve turkeys and meet with guests, staff and volunteers.

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