Pine Street Inn

A nonprofit organization


Pine Street Inn is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1969 committed to men, women, and children in need of shelter, sustenance, and the basic moral and material supports necessary to lead a dignified and stable life. It is the mission of the Inn, in all its programs, 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. The Inn works to reconnect individuals (guests) with home, family, work, and community through the following programs: street outreach, emergency and transitional shelter, substance abuse treatment, job training, mental health services, and permanent, affordable housing. Pine Street is the largest provider of services to homeless and formerly homeless individuals in the Northeast.


Pine Street Inn serves more than 1,200 people each day. Approximately half of these individuals are in emergency shelter, where they receive food, clothing, health care, and beds for the night. The Inn serves both men and women, at separate sites. It also conducts street outreach during the day and throughout the night in vans that bring food, clothing, blankets, medical care, and, above all, relationships to the most vulnerable, isolated individuals. The Inn also offers job training programs in computer repair, building maintenance, and culinary arts. Guests move to transitional housing and after their training programs they may serve internships in local businesses. Many are hired by those same businesses, and others find placements with the help of Inn staff. Training participants are also supported in their recovery from drug and alcohol addictions. The ultimate goal of all Pine Street Inn's programs is to help individuals move into permanent, affordable housing. In 1984, the Inn implemented the supportive housing model for homeless men and women. In this model, tenants are provided with on-site counselors and case management staff to help them gain independence and maintain self-sufficiency. Pine Street now owns and/or operates 25 residences for 425 indivudals. Volunteers are an integral part of the Inn's services, providing more than 30,000 hours of service each year. Approximately 3,200 volunteers come to the Inn during the year to help prepare and serve meals for shelter guests. Volunteers also support the Inn at other sites, in the health care clinic and at some of its permanent housing residences.

Organization Data


Organization name

Pine Street Inn

Tax id (EIN)



444 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118


(617) 892-9170