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New home ahead for YMCA residents

After renovations to the building are complete, residents at the current Capital District YMCA housing program, located at 13 State St., will relocate to 845 Broadway.The Capital District YMCA will operate the building, providing supervision and support services to residents around the clock.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
After renovations to the building are complete, residents at the current Capital District YMCA housing program, located at 13 State St., will relocate to 845 Broadway.The Capital District YMCA will operate the building, providing supervision and support services to residents around the clock.
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Chris Burg is a man of few words. “Coffee?” he asks, as with purposeful steps he ushers a reporter into the executive director’s office at the YMCA on lower State Street, a once-stately brick building that 182 men call home. Burg, a stocky 35-year-old with thinning brown hair and a gold stud glinting in his left ear, recalled how long he has lived at the Y: “A long time.” He’s seen hard times. His eyes ...


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rswanker
February 17, 2013
10:14 a.m.

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What will be done with the old YMCA building, now that the Y has a new facility for health club folks, and soon to have a new facility for the homeless? That end of State street needs some love and care.

hodgkins.t
February 17, 2013
9:39 p.m.

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i just saw your print layout and title for this story and is very well done. glad that the story explained the benefits of the Y program including the community of support that exists for many residents. you even managed to puncture a few of the false assumptions that people have about the Y residency program. is there another story in the works about men who have successfully transitioned to independent and productive integration?

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