The Stabilization Program at Boston’s Pine Street Inn

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Stabilization Program
Image: pinestreetinn.org

Over the course of his career, Paul Andrew has traveled from his residence in North Grafton, Massachusetts, to lend his expertise in the field of economic policy to a number of clients around the world. Closer to home in North Grafton, Paul Andrew supports Pine Street Inn, a Boston organization that works to aid individuals who are homeless.

Along with food, housing, mental health, and other services, Pine Street Inn maintains a Stabilization Program. Open to men 21 years of age and older, Stabilization is a post-detox residential program that serves up to 50 individuals at a time.

The program’s patients, all of whom are homeless and have experienced chronic issues with substance abuse, receive 28 days of intensive treatment and support aimed at helping them begin the recovery process and re-engage with their communities. Specific aspects of Stabilization include education, counseling, case management, holistic wellness, and aftercare planning and placement. The program also offers psychiatric services and treatment for individuals with chronic medical conditions.

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The 2015 Worcester Firefighters 6k Race

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Worcester Firefighters 6k Race
Image: community-harvest.org

A resident of North Grafton, Massachusetts, Paul Andrew has built a successful career as a public policy specialist and writer through work with government entities and prominent international companies. Outside of his professional pursuits, Paul Andrew enjoys running in fundraising marathons in North Grafton and beyond, and he recently took part in the Worcester Firefighters 6k Race .

Every year, Worcester, Massachusetts, holds a three-part Tour de Worcester race series for participants in both walking and running events. For the past 15 years, city leaders have hosted the 6k race in remembrance of the six firefighters lost in the 1999 Worcester Cold Storage Fire. Since its inception, the race has raised more than $500,000 for non-profits such as Community Harvest Project and National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS).

On June 14, 2015, the annual Worcester Firefighters 6k began at Institute Park with a kickoff featuring music from the Worcester Firefighter Pipes and Drums. Held in honor of the retiring Fire Chief Gerard A. Dio, the race attracted about 1,500 runners and a number of prominent local leaders. After completing the race, participants joined local residents for a block party celebration that featured a silent auction, food, and live music. Overall, the 2015 race raised an impressive $600,000 to benefit the supported charities.