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Monday, March 24, 2014
City’s Cold Weather Overflow Shelter Open Nightly Through March 26
~ Cold Weather Day Warming Site open today, March 24 ~
The City’s Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will open tonight, March 24, Tuesday, March 25, and Wednesday, March 26 as overnight temperatures are forecast to remain at or below 40 degrees during this time period. The overflow shelter is located in the City’s Public Safety Building at 505 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 the following morning at 6 a.m. Shelter registration will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food will not be provided and pets are not allowed.
The Cold Weather Day Warming site is open today, March 24 as daytime temperatures are forecast to remain at or below 40 degrees. Commonwealth Catholic Charities operates the day warming site at 511 West Grace Street. The warming site is open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Residents in need of overnight shelter are asked to report to Commonwealth Catholic Charities Homeless Point of Entry by 5 p.m. each day 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 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 10:28 AM