Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday, January 11th - 3:25 PM 

Warming Centers Activated for Friday Night
Release Date: 1/11/2013 9:00:00 AM
CONTACT: Sheila Morley, Community, Housing & Human Services Department, 509.625.6130

Due to the extreme weather conditions, the City of Spokane has activated its Homeless Warming Center program for Friday, Jan. 11.

Homeless warming centers are locations that can be used for the purpose of sheltering the homeless from the elements for brief intervals during extreme cold weather. These sites, which are not set up for lodging, are activated by the City only when temperatures are forecasted by the National Weather Service to drop to 15 degrees or lower and homeless shelters serving the target population were at capacity the previous 24 hours.

The following Warming Centers will be open starting at 8 p.m. today, Jan. 11, and will remain open until 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12:

First Covenant Church 212 S. Division St.
Single Adult Men

The Salvation Army, 222 E. Indiana Ave.
Families with Children and Couples

Hope House, 111 W. Third Ave.
Single Adult Women

As of last evening Crosswalk (youth) had shelter beds available.