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One of the big challenges homeless people face in their quest for housing and for jobs is that they don't have telephones. So potential employers or landlords can't call them back.

In Boston, Project Connect has helped to change those conditions. Homeless people who quality are given a voice—mail account that they can access via a toll—free number. When people leave messages, participants can obtain them without spending needed funds.

Since May 1997, this project, which is sponsored by Shelter Inc., a local nonprofit organization, has provided more than two thousand people with voice—mail service, helping over seven hundred obtain assistance and find housing and/or employment.

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On the ethics of prayer
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