Lyndia Downie recognized with award from alma mater


Pine Street Inn President & Executive Director Lyndia Downie was recently honored with the 2020 Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Vermont.

Lyndia noted, "When I got the call about this award, I was completely shocked. It's an incredible honor I get to represent this wonderful and unique agency and the hard work done by the staff. I'm inspired every day by our guests. When I get a chance to sit down and talk to someone and hear the story of how they got here, and how badly they want to get out of shelter and off the streets, it's inspiring – and it's what keeps me coming back."

Lyndia has worked with Pine Street Inn for her entire career – over 35 years, serving in her current role as President and Executive Director since 2000. As a result of her leadership and vision, Pine Street is now the largest provider of permanent supportive housing for men and women moving out of homelessness in New England, with 850 units of housing.

Watch Lyndia's Award Speech