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January eNews: vaccinating the most vulnerable
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Vaccinating the Vulnerable: frontline staff and shelter gues

Vaccinating the Most Vulnerable

The last few days at Pine Street Inn have been very exciting, with the start of vaccinations for our shelter guests and frontline staff.  

“It was so emotional. Finally some hope and finally some light at the end of this very long, bleak year,” said Lyndia Downie, President and Executive Director at Pine Street Inn. “I want to be realistic, it’s going to be a long road. We can’t give up social distancing or personal protective equipment or the universal testing we’ve been doing.” 

Andre, a Guest Services Specialist in the Men's Inn, shared, "I feel excited about it. I've been in every day through all of this. The shot is inspiring me, it's going to encourage a lot of other people. When you have worked here a while, the guys expect you to be a role model, and they will follow, so I'm glad I can do this for them, and my family." 

Jeffrey, a Pine Street shelter guest, noted, "I've been watching the news, and this will protect me from getting sick. I've had people I know, including my mother, die because of this virus. I wish the vaccine had come sooner."

WBUR: 'I Said Yeah, I Want To Get That Shot': Pine Street Inn Shelter Residents Start Vaccinations, While Many Still Hesitant > 


Jack & Jill members drop off welcome home baskets

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. 

We are grateful to the Boston chapter of the service and leadership group, Jack and Jill of America, for continuing their traditional MLK service day with us. 

Instead of the customary chop-a-thon in our shelter, families remotely assembled 40 "welcome home" baskets for individuals moving out of homelessness into housing. These baskets provide many of the necessities needed in a new home. 

See the service day photo album > 

Winter Walk 2020

Join the 2021 Remote Winter Walk 

The Winter Walk is an annual event raising awareness and financial support for Boston organizations working to end homelessness. 

This year, participants are encouraged to do independent walks as part of #teampinestreet and join for an online presentation Sunday, February 7 at 3PM, including remarks by Pine Street Inn President & Executive Director Lyndia Downie.

Join Team Pine Street Jan 29 - Feb 7 > 


Portrait of Humanity: Susan

Susan Portrait of Humanity

Professional headshot photographer Charlie Abrahams volunteered his time over many sessions to create Portraits of Humanity, a series of striking portraits of our guests, paired with their quotes. Visit our photo gallery to see more Portraits of Humanity > 
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