On an afternoon earlier this year, a group of people share confidences and sip tea from china mugs as they sit in a coral-red pavilion that stands wedged between the Fulham Palace Road and the concrete highrise of the Charing Cross Hospital in West London. The pavilion, encircled by courtyard gardens, features a wood-burning stove, quiet nooks for private conversation, and a kitchen table where people naturally gather. It resembles a beautifully designed home, but it’s actually a drop-in center …

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