Pine Street Inn

Every night, more than 7,000 men, women and children in the City of Boston have no home. Founded in 1969, Pine Street Inn serves more than 1,600 homeless individuals daily and 11,000 annually, providing the full spectrum of services to help men and women reach their highest level of independence and get back to a place they can call home.


The Mission Of Pine Street Inn Is:

To be a community of respect and hope for each guest it serves;

To be a resource through which neighbors and friends can help to meet the basic needs of others; and

To serve as a national leader in the fight to end homelessness.

 Services Include:

Permanent supportive housing: More than 750 tenants live in affordable housing across Boston and in Brookline, developed by Pine Street Inn since 1984. Twenty-four hour on-site staff provides support services to prevent a return to homelessness.

Emergency and Transitional Shelter: 730 beds in three locations (450 emergency, 250 transitional)

Food: Up to 3,000 meals are prepared each day in Pine Street’s kitchen for our own use and for iCater, a social venture enterprise that provides catering services to businesses and area nonprofits.

Street Outreach:150 unsheltered homeless men and women are served daily by workers on foot and by van. Pine Street is the only organization that provides nighttime outreach in Boston.

Job Training & Placement: 150 men and women annually complete programs in culinary training, building maintenance and housekeeping. IMPACT Employment Services provides assessment, counseling, placement and job retention services for more than 400 job-seeking homeless men and women.

Mental health support & substance abuse treatment: Clinical psychiatric staff and specialized programs provide support to nearly 50 percent of Pine Street’s guests and 30 percent of tenants. Post-detox and other recovery programs, including the Stabilization Program, are also offered to those in need.