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Thu December 6, 2012
Why Some Homeless Choose The Streets Over Shelters
Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 11:04 am
Hypothermia kills an estimated 700 people experiencing, or at-risk of homelessness each year, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless. Every day, street outreach workers in cities across the nation go out into communities to encourage people on the street to take shelter, but many homeless people refuse.