Pine Street Inn

Graduation 2024

Congratulations Class of 2024!

On June 14, Pine Street Inn celebrated 75 graduates of our Workforce Development programs in food services and housekeeping.

Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey, our keynote speaker, told the graduates, "You invested your time and energy in learning skills that will take you to the next stage in your journey. All your hard work has paid off. And there is nowhere I would rather be right now, than here with all of you." 

Trainee speaker Taji W. inspired the audience with his remarks. "Pine Street was the best thing that could have happened to me. Now, I have my own apartment and a job as a mail carrier with the United States Postal Service. With a home and a job, I’m excited for what my future holds."

Read more about graduation in The Boston Globe.

Pride at Pine Street

Pride at Pine Street

On June 8, Pine Street staff marched in the Boston Pride for the People parade to kick off Pride Month. It was all smiles from our Pine Street participants, who passed out beaded necklaces and bracelets throughout the march. We were thrilled to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and allies with close to one million parade attendees.

Learn more about Pride at Pine Street.

Justice LaForest

Justice LaForest — Welcoming All

Justice LaForest is the triage supervisor for Pine Street Inn, where she helps individuals find alternatives to entering shelter.

She is also co-chair of Pine Street’s LGBTQIA+ Employee Resource Group (ERG), a team working toward more inclusive care and support for LGBTQIA+ guests and staff members.

“I am part of the LGBTQIA+ community myself,” Justice says. “And I am proud to be part of an organization that is committed to providing a welcoming place for everyone.”

Read Justice's story.

Back Bay WBUR

Lyndia Downie on WBUR

Pine Street President and Executive Director Lyndia Downie joined Dara Kovel of Beacon Communities and Martyn Roetter of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay on WBUR-FM's Radio Boston to discuss our newest housing location in the Back Bay

They discussed the project's life-changing impact on tenants, highlighting the importance of community support.

Listen on WBUR.

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