2019 marks a milestone for Pine Street: we are turning 50! Although we are not really “celebrating” – you don’t celebrate homelessness – we are grateful for the outpouring of support from the community and the impact it has allowed us to have on solving homelessness. Over the course of the year, we will be reflecting on where we started and where we are going, as well as sharing memories from the past five decades.
In light of this incredible milestone, I am reflecting on the 35 years that I have been here - in roles as an administrative assistant, in development, in the program area, and now, as President. I am both humbled by and proud of the progress that we have made as an organization.
As part of our 50th anniversary, we will be sharing stories from those who were here at the beginning. The following excerpt was pulled from an interview with Warren Strom, who is now 89 years old.