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Groups team to implement Code Blue program

Joy King, longtime friend of Nancy Pitts, holds a picture of Nancy during a press conference on a Code Blue Shelter plan for the homeless at Saratoga Springs City Hall on Friday, December 20, 2013. Alongside Joy is Peter Whitten, director of Saratoga Shelters, left, and Coqui Conkey, interim minister at Presbyterian New England Congregational Church in Saratoga, right.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Joy King, longtime friend of Nancy Pitts, holds a picture of Nancy during a press conference on a Code Blue Shelter plan for the homeless at Saratoga Springs City Hall on Friday, December 20, 2013. Alongside Joy is Peter Whitten, director of Saratoga Shelters, left, and Coqui Conkey, interim minister at Presbyterian New England Congregational Church in Saratoga, right.
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When extreme weather is in the forecast, homeless people living on the street in Saratoga Springs will now have a place to seek refuge for the night. Members of the faith community and social service organizations are teaming up to provide a temporary, no-questions-asked shelter when temperatures plummet to 10 degrees or colder. The city’s first Code Blue program will rely on a network of volunteers to alert the homeless and provide them with rides ...


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