Boston 25 News: Bitter weather intensifies concerns for Boston’s homeless population


by Drew Karedes, Boston 25 News

St. Francis House on Boylston Street is opening an hour and a half early on Tuesday at 5 a.m.

The day shelter is anticipating up to 400 people will come through their doors over the course of the day.

“On these cold days people stay longer, and they don’t go,” said Karen LaFrazia, President & CEO of St. Francis House. “I feel like we’re making incredible choices between the dangers of being outside versus the dangers of close contact with people.”

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