The Yawkey Basis has donated $15 million to assist Pine Road Inn in its battle to finish homelessness in Boston on Tuesday.
The donation is the most important single present the group has obtained in its over 50 years of labor.
“Pine Road Inn is past grateful for this transformational present,” Lyndia Downie, president and govt director of the group, mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday. “Having had the pleasure of personally assembly Mrs. Yawkey in 1989, I do know that she believed in Pine Road’s mission and it’s totally significant to have this 34-year lengthy partnership evolve right into a transformative grant that can make it attainable to affect the dynamic of homelessness in Larger Boston to an extent past something we may have imagined.”
Pine Road Inn, New England’s largest homeless companies group, mentioned the present will assist construct 400-500 new items of everlasting housing over the following 5 years, accelerating the enlargement of its housing program. It will improve Pine Road Inn’s whole items by roughly 50%.
“Everlasting supportive housing is a confirmed answer to homelessness and the Yawkey Basis’s present will make a significant distinction within the lives of a whole bunch of town’s most susceptible residents,” mentioned Patrick T. Jones, Pine Road Inn’s board chair.
The award may also assist the group fund capital enhancements on the Girls’s Inn, one in all Pine Road Inn’s 4 shelters. In recognition of the Yawkey Basis’s present, Pine Road Inn mentioned it’s going to dedicate and title the Girls’s Inn the “Yawkey Home.”
“It’s our hope and perception that this grant will assist people entry the distinctive, responsive, and compassionate packages and companies they want with the intention to rebuild their lives by reconnecting with households and communities, and efficiently navigate their journey from the streets and shelter to a house of their very own,” mentioned CEO and Trustee Maureen H. Bleday.
Based in 1969, Pine Road Inn serves practically 2,000 homeless women and men every day. The group supplies a collection of companies and packages, together with housing emergency companies, everlasting housing and workforce growth.
The group celebrated the donation at an occasion Tuesday afternoon on the Girls’s Inn.