Hartford Street: A Home Realized for our Veterans
Thanks to the generosity of donors, Pine Street opened the doors to a beautiful home for 16 homeless veterans in 2011.
Hartford Street House in Dorchester is transitional housing for homeless veterans, many of whom have been unable to succeed in other settings.
Tenants have individual rooms, with shared kitchens, bathrooms and living areas.
Support services are crucial to Pine Street's housing model: case managers help tenants to connect with community services, maintain stability and avoid a return to homelessness. Staff advocate on behalf of the tenants for access to maximum available veterans' benefits, all geared to the needs of the individual tenant.
Why Are Veterans Homeless?
- In addition to the complex set of factors that affect most homeless individuals — lack of affordable housing, poverty, job or income loss, mental illness, substance abuse, health problems, etc. — many veterans live with the lingering effects of PTSD, often compounded by a lack of family and social support networks.
- Many veterans experience difficulties adjusting to civilian life: military occupations are not always transferable to other job sectors, placing some veterans at a disadvantage when competing for employment.
Learn more about Pine Street Inn's Veterans' Services
HARTFORD STREET HONOR ROLL
Supporters of the Hartford Street project wish to honor the following veterans:
U.S. Army Military Police Corps
John Joseph Nagle III
Army Corps of Engineers, died April 29, 1944
Vincent Leo Nagle
Army Air Corps, died November 15, 1944
Keith E. Wooley