Community Rallies Around Shelter in Brooklyn

For all the poor press shelters get, The Kensington, named after the Brooklyn neighborhood in which it sits, is a source of optimism. But there were concerns in the beginning.

Catherine Barufaldi, a volunteer at The Kensington, said many in the neighborhood were against the shelter. They were worried about all the stereotypes people have about homelessness: drug use, violence, dropping property values, and more.

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