David Pirtle, member of the Faces of Homelessness Speakers' Bureau, National Coalition for the Homeless
James Greene, director, Boston's Emergency Shelter Commission
Kathy Sibert, executive director, A-SPAN
Hypothermia kills an estimated 700 people experiencing, or at-risk of homelessness each year, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless. Every day, street outreach workers in cities across the nation go out into communities to encourage people on the street to take shelter, but many homeless people refuse.