[NEWS] For homeless, a season of danger | Editorial | Project HOME

[NEWS] For homeless, a season of danger | Editorial

 

From: Philly.com

For the homeless, the holiday season is also the season of danger, with the daily challenge of surviving the frigid element without shelter.

According to the 2017 annual report of the Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services, the number of people who experienced homelessness on a January night in the City was 5,693 — a decrease of more than 400 people from January of 2016 (a new count will be conducted this January). Of those, 4,737 were staying in a shelter of some kind, leaving 956 people unsheltered.