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Drop-in center still great idea

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Back in 2012, I wrote an article about an initiative called Patty’s Place. Spearheaded by the Rev. Stacey Midge, an associate minister at First Reformed Church in Schenectady’s Stockade neighborhood, Patty’s Place was to be a drop-in center for sex workers. The idea was to provide prostitutes with a safe space — a place where they would find shelter and warmth, as well as respite from, say, an abusive pimp or john. But volunteers would ...

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