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Schenectady shelter reopens for cold months ahead

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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - A Schenectady shelter for homeless men, women and run-away youths, reopened on Friday morning.

The imminent cold seeping toward the Capital Region as winter approaches, coupled with areas along the East Coast still in the wake of severe impacts caused by Hurricane Sandy, serves a reminder that many will be completely without shelter in the late fall and winter months.

The re-opening of the shelter marks the Capital Region Coalition to End Homelessness's beginning of 'Homelessness Awareness Month.'

The SAFE shelter is located at 1344 Albany Street in Schenectady.

"The purpose of SAFE is to serve the youth and young adults who are at risk of sexual exploitation or have been sexually exploited," says the organization's mission statement. "SAFE also serves youth and young adults who are runaways, "throwaways," or homeless."

Residents of the Capital Region are encouraged to become involved with the SAFE organization, through either donations or volunteer work.

More information can be found at their website, http://www.safeincofschenectady.org/.

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