I am facing sleeping on the street of NY pretty soon. I was browsing "homeless" forums but didn't find any solid info. All I could figure out is that there is a very slim chance to get back on his feet for an old man once he was thrown on the streets. No way one could survive the streets of NY in the winter either. Sadly, there are very few men's shelters out there in the states and I think there is only one in NYC which has a long waiting list. Also, sooner or later you gotta leave the shelter because, as I understand, there is a time limit for being helped. Once you exhausted your portion of "help" they put you on the "helped" list and no other state shelter will take you in. Anyways, I wish hear it from someone who has been there and done that. At the moment, I have serious doubts that I am willing to go through all this hell. I am an old, emotionally exhausted, penniless, with no friends or family man. Panhandling is my only income right now. So, I got my hollow points ready to celebrate this Xmas.