Courtesy Van Bramer’s office
Twenty-two girls living in a shelter for homeless families in Long Island City are members of the first Girl Scouts troop for the homeless in the city.
By Bill Parry
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The lives of 22 girls living in a Long Island City shelter for homeless families have improved dramatically thanks to a collaborative effort by several concerned adults.
Last month, the girls living at the Sleep Inn Hotel became members of Girl Scout Troop 6000, the first of its kind in New York City, reserved only for homeless girls.
Now, they meet every Friday night in the shelter’s dining room to partake in activities that build their self-esteem and facilitate strong sisterhood bonds that strengthen their networks of support and stability. And they get to eat pizza and watch movies.
“It makes me so happy, because