Pine Street Inn

Kenny Finds a Home

Kenny Finds a Home

Originally from South Boston, Kenny spent his career as a cook and restaurant manager as he moved around the country. He and his girlfriend came back to Boston when her father died, caring for her mother and settling into a new life.

Then Kenny’s parents passed away 20 days apart. Even though he tried to hold himself together, the loss was too much. He began drinking, his girlfriend broke up with him, and Kenny started on a downward spiral. The drinking got worse; eventually he lost his parents’ house and didn’t have anywhere to go. Kenny wound up at Pine Street Inn, where his struggle with alcohol continued.

Pine Street staff helped Kenny find a recovery program, and he’s been sober for 20 years. His case manager helped him find an apartment to settle into and take care of himself.

“It’s a good building, with a lot of good people,” says Kenny. “I know where to go shopping and where to get the bus. I feel comfortable here and it’s working out well for me. I’m so grateful to Pine Street.”
Home Remedy: Wednesday, April 27, 9-10 AM - Complimentary Registration!

Home Remedy: Wednesday, April 27, 9-10 AM
Complimentary Registration!

Join us at this virtual event and learn more about Pine Street Inn, as you hear from President Lyndia Downie and meet a housing tenant, job trainee, staff person and more!

WCVB-TV’s Karen Holmes Ward will serve as our emcee, and GBH’s Callie Crossley will sit down for a “fireside chat” with Dr. Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.

Home Remedy raises critical funds for Pine Street’s programs. Our gratitude to all of the event sponsors, including our Presenting Sponsors: Bank of America and Bancel Foundation; and Silver Sponsors: Advent International, Arclight Capital Partners, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Ted and Maureen English, and Natixis Investment Managers.

Register for Home Remedy, Wednesday, April 27, 9-10 AM

Dine For Pine in May

Dine For Pine in May

During the month of May, Pine Street will partner with some of the area’s top restaurants. “Dine for Pine” is a chance to enjoy a delicious meal at a discount and support Boston’s most vulnerable individuals.

Donations raised through this campaign will cover the cost of a meal for our shelter guests, prepared by a participating restaurant.

As a valued donor, you will receive special offers from our participating restaurants including Bardo’s, bartaco, The Elephant Walk, Flour, Fuji, Legal Sea Foods, MeiMei, Row 34, Shore Leave, Smith & Wollensky, the Smoke Shop, Strega and Troquet on South.

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444 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118 | 617.892.9170