Click here for the New York Times article of 3/21/10 on “A Shelter for Families in Need of a Push”.

Denise Benson runs a no-nonsense, no-frills homeless shelter for the city in Queens. There is no common room for lounging and watching television. Most homeless families meet with their caseworkers several times a week. Staff members escort residents to job interviews and to tour available apartments.

“We are here to say, ‘Move it along,’ ” she said in a recent interview at the shelter, swinging her arms forward for emphasis.

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