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Schenectady group offering respite, help for prostitutes

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In the afternoons, the prostitutes would stand on the corner near Better Neighborhoods’ Albany Street office, not far from a local bus stop where children were dropped off every afternoon. “People at [Better Neighborhoods] would talk to the girls and pray with the girls,” recalled Deb Baumes, who worked for the Schenectady nonprofit organization for several years and now volunteers there. “It was not a good thing for the neighborhood, or the girls. When we ...


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ChuckD
October 7, 2012
9:44 p.m.

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Stories like this help restore my faith in organized religion.

I wish all Christians felt as compelled to make this kind of contribution to society, as they seem to be in sorting the "good" from the "bad".

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