Pine Street Inn


"Pine Street Didn't Give Up on Me"

Kenneth, 61, lived and worked in Central Massachusetts for over 20 years before relocating to Boston for a job opportunity.

Prior to coming to Boston, Kenneth says, “I had a place to live, and was always able to pay my own rent.” After arriving in Boston, things changed quickly for Kenneth due to medical issues and a lack of health care coverage.

As a result, he lost his job and became homeless. Kenneth continues, “I ended up sleeping on the streets. I didn’t know where to look for help.”

Read more of Kenneth's story.

Lyndia Downie on Boston Public Radio

Lyndia Downie on Boston
Public Radio

Recently, Pine Street Inn President and Executive Director Lyndia Downie sat down with Margery Eagan and Andrea Cabral on Boston Public Radio.

During a wide-ranging conversation, Lyndia discussed the growing need for affordable housing, support for migrant families in Boston and Pine Street’s efforts to house more people from the streets.

Watch the full interview starting at 1 hr and 20 mins.

Food for Free and Pine Street Inn

Providing iCater Trainees
with a Farm-to-Table Experience

Pine Street Inn and our friends from Food for Free and Waltham Fields Community Farm were recently featured in The Boston Globe. Through this partnership, iCater trainees gain experience in preparing farm-to-table meals — a growing trend in the culinary world.

The produce provided by these organizations is also a tool to teach trainees about nutrition. “We talk about foods that give more nutrition and relatable facts on how to prevent disease,” says Melanie Cevetello, registered dietician and program instructor.

Read more in The Boston Globe.

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