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Luz C.

Luz C. — Moving Toward a Brighter Future

Luz C., a Pine Street Inn iCater food service trainee, became homeless in 2019. The Florida apartment she was living in with her two young children was deemed unsafe, and they were forced to move out.

"We had no place to go, so we moved to Boston to live with my mother," Luz says. Once here, Luz joined the iCater job training program to work toward a better life for her family. "I’ve learned who I am as a person and have gained self-confidence since coming to Pine Street."

Luz’s hard work has paid off. She will graduate from Pine Street’s workforce development program in June and looks forward to her future and perhaps running her own restaurant one day.

Continue reading Luz's story.

Lyndia Downie for Boston Magazine

Lyndia Downie Selected as One of
Boston Magazine’s
"150 Most Influential Bostonians"

Lyndia Downie, Pine Street Inn’s president and executive director, has been selected as one of Boston Magazine’s 2024 "150 Most Influential Bostonians"! The list honors leading figures in business, education, politics and nonprofits who are guiding Boston toward a more innovative and equitable future.

Lee Pelton, our featured speaker at Home Remedy, also made the list. Watch his remarks and more videos from Home Remedy here.

Read the full article in Boston Magazine.

Dine for Pine 2024

“Dine for Pine” throughout May

There are just two more weeks to Dine for Pine! Join us this month to support Pine Street Inn and enjoy a great meal at a discount from 10 of Boston’s best restaurants.

Donate $25 or more to Pine Street, and you will receive dining discounts from Bardo’s Pizza, Elephant Walk, flour, Fuji, Legal Sea Foods, Mei Mei, Row34, Shore Leave, Smoke Shop BBQ and Troquet on South.

Best of all, you will help cover the cost of meals for our tenants, prepared by participating restaurants.

Click here to Dine for Pine.

Shelter Operations Training

Shelter Operations Launches Customer Service Training

This month, Pine Street’s shelter operations team launched a new customer service training initiative. The course, which has been carefully developed over the last year and a half, teaches shelter staff important guest-facing skills, like effective communication, customer service best practices and more.

In addition to current Pine Street shelter trainings like trauma-informed care and motivational interviewing, the new initiative gives staff the tools they need to provide exceptional service to Pine Street’s shelter guests.

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