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Providing help, dignity to homeless women

It’s called the “shelter shuffle,” the unstable life of the chronically homeless as they move from one shelter to another seeking respite from the streets.

Homelessness leaves people — especially women — vulnerable to violence, health risks, and emotional despair, said Deborah Conway, a longtime worker at Rosie's Place, a Boston shelter for poor, homeless, and abused women.

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