Boston's Way Home Fund

 

"We are committed to making sure that every person in our City has a place to call home and build a better life, and this fund will help do just that....as we move closer to our goal of ending chronic homelessness in the City of Boston."

Mayor Martin J. Walsh, City of Boston


Boston's Way Home Fund Complete Two Years Early

The Boston's Way Home Fund has reached its goal of raising $10 million a full two years early. Mayor Walsh first announced the Fund during his second inaugural address in January 2018, as a way to support the implementation of the City of Boston's plan to end chronic homelessness. The fund was launched in partnership with Pine Street Inn and Bank of America, charged with raising $10 million over four years, which will be used to help create 200 units of new units of supportive, sustainable, long-term housing for chronically homeless men and women. 

You can read the press release here.

 

Boston's Way Home Fund Lead Donors

BANK OF AMERICA

LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE

MASSMUTUAL

MGH/BRIGHAM HEALTH/PARTNERS HEALTHCARE

SUFFOLK CARES

"Housing is critical to helping individuals achieve stability and improve their financial lives," said Miceal Chamberlain, Massachusetts President, Bank of America. "Bank of America is committed to helping advance economic mobility, and this public-private partnership will contribute to the long-term success of our community."

"Liberty Mutual was so proud to be an early supporter of Boston's Way Home Fund. This gift allowed us to build on our deep commitment of empowering individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Working together with community leaders and the City, we know we can tackle our community's toughest challenges," said Liberty Mutual Foundation President Melissa MacDonnell.

 

Thank you to the additional Major Donors to the Fund

Boston Medical Center
Cummings Foundation
Davis Companies/Davis Family Foundation
Eastern Bank
Eversource
HYM Investments
John Hancock Marathon Non-Profit Program
Kuehn Charitable Foundation
Related Beal
The Boston Foundation
The Druker Company


"I have always admired Pine Street Inn's work in our community," said Ronald M. Druker, President of The Druker Company. "When asked to become involved in raising money for Mayor Walsh's Boston Way Home Fund, created to help fund and develop housing for homeless men and women, I was both honored and excited to become involved. Working with the Mayor and Lyndia Downie at Pine Street has been fulfilling, as we all work together to help to eliminate homelessness in Boston."

"We are proud to partner with Mayor Walsh, Pine Street Inn and with the other donors to the Boston's Way Home Fund, helping Pine Street to continue to expand its focus on permanent housing solutions. Sadly, the same forces that have created such economic vitality in our city and in our industry play a role in making it hard for the members of our community who live on the margins to keep a roof over their heads. Initiatives like this play a key role in addressing this gripping social problem," said Jonathan G. Davis, CEO of the Davis Companies and Trustee of the Davis Family Charitable Foundation

Gifts were also received from more than 400 individuals, led by:

Inavale Foundation
Christy and Jay Cashman
Jean C. Temple
Gordon Family Foundation

Karp Family Foundation
Robert & Cynthia Marr Charitable Foundation
Cathy Minehan

About Boston's Way Home Fund

The Boston's Way Home Fund was created to supplement the work of Boston's Way Home, the City's action plan to prevent and end veteran and chronic homelessness in Boston.

The Boston's Way Home Fund will help Pine Street Inn create 200 units of supportive, sustainable, long-term housing for homeless men and women. Our goal is to support men and women in moving off the streets and out of shelter into a permanent home. This journey is different for every individual, but through both innovative and time-tested programs - coordinated with citywide efforts - Pine Street supports men and women on a pathway towards greater independence. 

To learn more about how you can get involved, contact Alicia Ianiere, Chief Advancement Officer, at alicia.ianiere@pinestreetinn.org or 617-892-9177. If you would like to make a gift designated to the Boston's Way Home Fund, please use this form.