New York City A Beacon On Lonely Street

Planned Parenthood's Street Beat vans bring health care and a ray of hope to the down-and-out kids of the Bronx

Alice is a prostitute. She has worked the South Bronx for a year, servicing the men in the Porsches and Volkswagens that cruise the empty streets after dark. Scabs cover her arms from shooting heroin; her skin is pale, her body thin, her eyes puffy and tired looking, though she is only 18. Alice spends hundreds of dollars a day on her drug habit. "I shoot up as often as I can," she says, her legs twitching from the effect of the narcotic. "Practically everything I make I spend on drugs." She has no home and sleeps in other people's apartments....

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