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Homeless come in from cold

Shelters expecting to exceed capacity as temperature falls

The City Mission in Schenectady prepares for the frigid weather on January 22, 2013
The City Mission in Schenectady prepares for the frigid weather on January 22, 2013
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Memories of a life on the street are still painfully fresh for Ron Borges, especially on days when the temperature dips into the single digits. The 55-year-old Schenectady man recalls finding shelter in the city’s stock of abandoned and derelict buildings or anywhere he could shield himself from the elements. He remembers the cold chilling him to his core and the moisture from snow soaking him to the bone. A messy divorce started him on ...


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