Unsilent Nights: Life in a women’s homeless shelter

April 3, 2008

The City Paper reports, “When I ring the bell at the Eliza Shirley House, a women’s shelter on Arch Street, a security guard opens the door. Looking me over, he tells me that he’s seen me before and remembers my face. I tell him I doubt it. He insists, saying he remembers my locks, and as he checks my bag, says that yes, he saw me on 69th Street. He asks if I have any weapons, scissors or razor blades, then confiscates my bottle of green tea.”

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