On a Thursday afternoon in early February, Louie Jones strolls through the courtyard of the Gowanus Houses, a public housing project in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. As he moves, Jones—40 years old, gaunt and relentlessly outgoing—sizes up each passerby. Jones is a recruiter of sorts, and every week at this time he is out pounding the pavement, in part, to find new enlistees. He's not scouting for the military or for a church, but rather for his fledging organization, called VOCAL NY, User's Union—the only group in New York solely dedicated to organizing the city's legions of drug addicts. Jones is looking for a... More >>>