Stories of Hope

For over 50 years, Pine Street Inn has been a place of hope and transformation for men and women experiencing homelessness. Our role extends beyond shelter to make housing possible for everyone we serve. Permanent supportive housing is a cost-effective, tested solution to end homelessness and greatly improves the quality of life for long-term homeless men and women. 

Read our tenants' stories:

Mike: “I was down on my luck, but then found people like Pine Street’s housing specialists that helped me back up.”

Mike's marriage ended, and shortly thereafter he lost his job when the company shut down. Turning to alcohol to cope with his PTSD, anxiety, and depression, Mike became homeless and lived in a tent for eight years. Today, he is smiling in his apartment.

If you can see it, you can be it.

Lisa faced many challenges throughout life, but worked hard and dedicated herself to moving beyond these obstacles. Once homeless and battling addiction, she completed Pine Street's two job training programs, found housing and started a new job.

  • David Never Gives Up
    February 1, 2019 | From the Navy to the streets, David is now settling into our veteran housing.
  • "Moving in to this place means freedom."
    January 9, 2019 | Don, a Boston native, returned home after 32 years to deal with health issues. After hitting rock bottom and experiencing homelessness, Don settled in one of Pine Street's permanent supportive housing locations.
  • I feel like I have to give back.
    July 25, 2018 | Working at iCater and creating relationships with other trainees helped give Nitty the structure he needed. His gratitude and excitement for future opportunities is obvious to anyone who he meets.
  • Barbara & Jeanne
    June 27, 2018 | Both women were each looking for their own places, but with rents being so expensive, they decided to combine resources and get a place together. With support and resources from Pine Street Inn, they finally found an apartment.

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