Homeless outreach teams in the Bronx hard at work during frigid weather
With temperatures dipping into the teens, homeless outreach teams are busy trying to find shelter for those in need.
One team member, Frank Christie, works midnight to 8 a.m. looking for homeless people in need of shelter or something warm to eat. When it's too cold, he takes people to the hospital or to drop off centers where they can take a shower or wash their clothes.
Under city guidelines, when the temperature drops below 32 degrees a winter advisory is issued and the homeless must get off the streets. The outreach teams help clear the streets but admit that many people return right back to where they were found. Christie says some don't like the structure of a shelter and rather take their chances on the street.
The homeless outreach teams are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.