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Friday, December 20, 2013
City’s Cold Weather Overflow Shelter Open December 23 Through 25
The City’s Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will be open Monday, December 23, Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25, as overnight temperatures are forecasted to remain at or below 40 degrees. The City’s overflow shelter will be closed tonight, December 20, Saturday, December 21, and Sunday, December 22. The overflow shelter is located at the City’s Public Safety Building, 501 North 9th Street. The shelter entrance is the second entrance on the 9th Street side of the building closest to Leigh Street. The shelter opens at 7 p.m. and closes tomorrow morning at 6 a.m. Shelter registration will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night it is open. Food will not be provided and pets are not allowed.
Residents in need of overnight shelter are asked to report to Commonwealth Catholic Charities Homeless Point of Entry by 5 p.m. or by 5 p.m. on December 23 and 24 for a comprehensive intake and referral to the appropriate shelter. Commonwealth Catholic Charities Homeless Point of Entry is located at 511 West Grace Street. A referral to the Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will be provided to individuals who are not eligible for an existing shelter or if all available beds have been filled. Individuals seeking access to the Overflow Shelter must have a referral.
The city’s Department of Social Services (DSS) provides emergency assistance with gas and electric disconnection notices for residents who qualify. Residents may also call the Fuel Line at (804) 646-7046.
The elderly or residents with disabilities should contact Senior Connections for assistance at (804) 343-3000, Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Posted by Office of the Press Secretary to the Mayor at 9:19 AM