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  • In NYC each night more than 60,000 people -- including more than 22,000 children -- experience homelessness.
  • In 2015 almost 59,000 homeless men, women, and children bed down each night in the NYC municipal shelter system.  
  • Each night more than 6,000 homeless sleep in other public and private shelters, and thousands more sleep rough on the streets or in other public spaces.
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  • Almost 25% of NYC's street-sleeping- homeless have suffered hypothermia, frostbite or trench foot.
  • Street-sleeping-homeless have an average life expectancy of 42 years compared to the national average of 74 years for men and 79 for women.
  • Street-sleeping-homeless are 35 times more likely to commit suicide than the general population.