Pine Street Inn

A Message from Lyndia Downie

Wishing You and Your Family
a Happy, Healthy New Year!

As we close out 2022 and move into 2023, I want to take a moment to reflect on the past year.

We have continued to face the challenges of an extremely high-cost housing market, one of the most expensive in the country. Like everyone else, we are also dealing with rising costs of food, heating fuel and gas.

The good news is that we are making headway toward ending homelessness – 251 new units of housing, 140 in Jamaica Plain and 111 in Back Bay, are under construction and scheduled to open next year. Our volunteers have returned, creating a welcome sense of community for our guests and tenants.

We have continued to move people off the street, out of shelter and into the stability and safety of a home. We know this not only benefits these individuals, but the entire community.

Thank you for your interest and support. Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy new year!

Check out Lyndia discussing our project in Jamaica Plain and the need for affordable housing on NBC Boston.

Supportive Housing is the answer

See How Housing Transforms Lives
Read Shirley Leung's Article

Permanent supportive housing transforms lives. People become homeless for a number of reasons, and we support over 2,100 individuals every day, helping get back on their feet. 

Read Shirley Leung’s column in The Boston Globe to learn about a few of those stories and how we're accomplishing our mission to end homelessness. "'I never want to leave this place,' said Carlos Jimenez, 70, as he showed off his first-floor studio adorned with a Christmas wreath on the door."

Continue reading about Carlos and other Pine Street tenants.

Holiday Gift Giving

Bringing Holiday Cheer to
Our Guests

We held our holiday gift-giving event at the Men’s Inn yesterday afternoon. This year, our volunteers wrapped almost 2,500 gifts—sweatshirts, hats & gloves—to keep our shelter guests warm. Over the next week, we will be distributing these presents throughout our five shelter locations.

Check out the holiday cheer on Facebook.

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day (December 21)

Started in 1990 to remember and honor those who have died while experiencing homelessness, National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day is observed on December 21, the longest night of the year.

According to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, over 15,600 people died in 2020 while experiencing homelessness. This is a time to mourn those who have passed away and to continue our commitment to a world where everyone has a safe, stable place to live.

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Pine Street Inn

444 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118 | 617.892.9170