Winter Shelters to Remain Open 24 Hours Starting Sunday at 5 P.M.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announces the temporary extension of hours at most winter shelters. The following shelters will remain open for a 38 hour window from Sunday, January 8th at 5 p.m. until Tuesday, January 10th at 7 a.m. due to cold and wet weather conditions. On Tuesday, January 10th at 7 a.m. most shelters will resume normal hours.
The following Winter Shelters will stay open during this period:
- HIGHLAND PARK
- SANTA CLARITA
- SKID ROW
- SOUTH LOS ANGELES
- LONG BEACH
To better service clients in the Inland Empire, the Pomona Armory will be open to the public for a 62 hour window starting Sunday, January 8th at 5 p.m. and will end Thursday, January 11th at 7 a.m. Clients in need can expect to receive shelter at anytime during this open window. East San Gabriel Valley and Lancaster will not be participating in the 24 hour activation. However, Lancaster will extend hours of operation until 10 a.m. the following mornings, starting Saturday, January 7th and again on Monday, January 9th.
All Winter Shelter Programs will remain open until March 1, 2017. Please check LAHSA’s Winter Shelter Program webpage for shelter locations and transportation schedule. Please check the website often for updates regarding shelter opening dates. You can also call the winter shelter hotline at 1-800-548-6047 or call 211.
Winter shelters provide shelter, warmth, food and comfort to homeless individuals during the cold and wet weather season. In addition to temporary emergency shelter, each program location provides access to supportive services and housing assistance. Pet accommodations are provided at some sites. More than 1,400 beds will be available during the 2016-2017 Winter Shelter Program season across the City and County of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority coordinates the Winter Shelter Program in partnership with the California National Guard, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles.
For more information contact LAHSA’s Crisis Housing Coordinator at 213-225-8489