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:

Galvester — A Sence of Belonging

“There are so many services available in Boston. When you need help, all you have to do is ask.”

Tom — Rebuilding His Life

Tom offered some advice for anyone who is currently experiencing homelessness. “Persevere. Hang in there, and you’ll make it. I’m so grateful for everything Pine Street has done for me.”

  • Dennis B. — “Every Day You Wake Up is a Victory”
    September 19, 2023 | “As a former basketball player, I learned that sometimes in life you have to be your own coach. I’m working on treating myself with compassion. Every day you wake up is a victory.”
  • Calvin — This is Home
    August 25, 2023 | “I’m working on getting my own apartment so I can have a bigger space for my family. I made it this far thanks to Pine Street, now, it’s time for me to give back."
  • Kenneth K. — “Pine Street Didn’t Give Up on Me"
    August 16, 2023 | “I’ve been housed in my current apartment for one year,” Kenneth says. “I just celebrated my anniversary, and I am filled with gratitude to Pine Street for giving me a chance.”
  • Omar F. — "I Feel Like I'm Getting Back on my Feet."
    August 7, 2023 | Omar F. never imagined that he would become homeless. In fact, until 2019, his career was in homeless services, where he worked in a residential program with people exiting homelessness.

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