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Children enjoy a Christmas meal together at the Community Center for Youth. For some, such meals and a chance to be with caring adult volunteers are a welcome alternative to hanging out on the streets.

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A Christmas dinner offers a respite for youth and a memorable moment for adult volunteers.

Three evenings a week, a small band of Community Center for Youth staff meet at their rented space in St. Patrick Catholic Church to open their hearts and doors to kids -- any kids who want to be there -- to give them a safe, wholesome place to hang out.


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