In one of the coldest months on record, many of the city’s homeless have taken shelter in city parks, doorways, grates, 24-hour coffee shops, and subway stations.
To help the city offer them better services, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 10 members of the Fordham community joined other volunteers with the NYC Department of Homeless Services for its annual HOPE count. Citywide some 3,000 people volunteered for the one-night tally of persons living on the streets. The HOPE teams, with the aid of city police officers, offered those they encountered a ride to the nearest shelter.
The Rose Hill count drew 75 participants covering several Bronx neighborhoods and was coordinated by the Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice.