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YWCA steps up efforts to help homeless women (access required)

Last year, YWCA helped 640 unique individuals and provided a total of 14,322 “bed nights” to homeless women and families in Rochester. (Photo by Caleb Parker)

Fifteen years ago, Murray Barr—or Million-Dollar Murray, as he was referred to in a 2006 “New Yorker” article—was a displaced alcoholic whose name eventually would become synonymous with the high monetary cost of homelessness. Barr’s fondness for vodka would land ...

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