As day temperatures will fall below 40 degrees, the City of Richmond Cold Weather Day Warming Shelter is open this weekend.
From the City of Richmond:
The City’s Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will open tonight, Friday, December 16, Sunday, December 18 and Monday, December 19 as temperatures are forecast to remain at or below 40 degrees. The shelter will be closed Saturday, December 17, as temperatures are not forecast to remain at or below 40 degrees. The overflow shelter is located in the City’s Public Safety Building at 505 North 9th Street. The shelter opens each evening at 7 p.m. and closes the following morning at 6 a.m. Individuals seeking access to the Overflow Shelter must have a referral. Food will not be provided and pets are not allowed.
Shelter registration is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Residents in need of overnight shelter are asked to report to Commonwealth Catholic Charities (511 W. Grace Street) during operational hours for a comprehensive intake and referral to the appropriate shelter. For individuals who are not eligible for existing shelter space or if all available beds have been filled, Commonwealth Catholic Charities will provide a referral to the Cold Weather Overflow Shelter.
As daytime temperatures are expected to remain at or below 40 degrees, the City’s Cold Weather Day Warming Shelter will also open on Saturday, December 17 from 6:30 a.m. until noon, and Monday, December 19 from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. The Day Warming Shelter will be closed on Sunday, December 18, as temperatures are not expected to remain at or below 40 degrees. The site is located in the City’s Public Safety Building at 505 North 9th Street.
City residents are also advised that the 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.