SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Thursday was a busy night for San Francisco’s homeless outreach team, which was encouraging people to find shelter from the chilly weather.
The cold snap was expected to continue into the weekend, driving home the point that winter is one of the more difficult times of the year to be homeless.
“If you’re able to stay inside then you’re blessed because there’s a lot of things that a lot of people don’t realize what the homeless have to go through,” said a man who identified himself as Jesse. He was among a growing number of homeless lining up outside Glide Memorial Church Thursday in the hopes of reserving a bed in the city’s shelter system.
“It’s very important,” he said of his desire to find a warm refuge. “Because you know, you can get hypothermia, you can get anything like that so you just want to get into some shelter.”