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07/29/14 — A second chance

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A second chance

By Ethan Smith
Published in News on July 29, 2014 1:46 PM

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Ruby Pichirilo organizes clothes in the women's room at the House of Fordham. Ruby and her son found refuge in the house earlier this month after she ran out of money.

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Ms. Pichirilo sorts through more clothes -- work she completes in exchange for having a place to stay until she can get back on her feet.

She wanted a new start. Instead, she found herself spending the last $10 she had to put gas in her truck with nowhere to go, and no idea what was going to happen next. Ruby Pichirilo, 31, came to...

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