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Neighbourhood Small Grants The Whalley Women's Drop-in at the Surrey Urban Mission has become a high point of the week for founding volunteers Laura Krowchenko (left) and Linda Kompauer. Deck is to come thanks very much, deck is to come thanks very much, deck is to come thanks very much BY MARTIN LIVINGSTON PHOTOGRAPHY BRIAN HAWKES A Safe Place for The story of two women who built a community in the streets of Surrey BY JEANETTE LEBLANC p20-23 Whalley Drop-In.indd 20 | PHOTOS CLAUDETTE CARRACEDO Second C January 2012: An idea is born It's a dismal winter night. Linda Kompauer and Laura Krowchenko are taking friends home through Whalley, a densely populated community in Surrey. Kompauer is driving while Krowchenko navigates. They notice women standing out in the cold rain – streetwalkers. "It would be a terrible night to be out working," says Krowchenko. "We should do something for them. Like find out how much an hour costs and take them for coffee to get them out of the cold." Kompauer agrees. But they don't return that night. 13-10-11 1:34 PM

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