A group of Boston attorneys is spearheading an effort to fund
the acquisition and renovation of a building to move long-time
homeless men and women off the streets and out of temporary
shelters. Massachusetts Bar Association member Patrick T. Jones, of
Cooley Manion Jones LLP, is leading the effort to raise $1 million
from the Boston legal community for this special housing
"This house will serve as a tangible, lasting demonstration of the
legal community's commitment to improving the lives of these
individuals and to being a part of the solution to homelessness in
the City of Boston," said Jones, who is a Pine Street Board member.
"I hope every attorney who hears about this project will support
Pine Street's work."
Pine Street is working to transition long-term, chronically
homeless men and women-those who have been homeless literally for
years-into permanent housing by increasing the accessibility and
availability of permanent, stable and safe housing. Pine Street
currently supports more than 760 formerly homeless individuals in
To date, gifts and pledges to the Boston Lawyers House Project
total close to $500,000. Fundraising will continue through spring
2014, and all firms, companies and attorneys who contribute to this
project will be recognized on a plaque in the building funded
through this community collaboration.
Visit www.pinestreetinn.org/donate to make a gift in
support of this effort. Please indicate "Boston Lawyers House
Project" in the notes section.
MBA members who are leading this effort as Pine Street Inn board
members and community leaders include:
- Megan N. Gates, of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris,
Glovsky and Popeo PC;
- Patrick T. Jones, Cooley Manion Jones
- Leo V. Boyle, Meehan, Boyle, Black &
- John J. Carroll Jr., Meehan, Boyle, Black
& Bogdanow PC;
- Lawrence S. DiCara, Nixon Peabody LLP;
- Camille Sarrouf Sr., Sarrouf Law LLP.