Warming Centers Open in North Texas


February 2, 2023
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As North Texas deals with wintry weather including freezing rain, sleet and some snow, shelters across the area are opening to ensure those who are in need stay warm.

OurCalling and Austin Street Center are teaming up again in Dallas to protect vulnerable homeless individuals from the harsh, potentially fatal temperatures expected through Wednesday morning.

At 6 p.m. Sunday, Austin Street Center (ASC), one of Dallas’ largest emergency and day-service shelters, and OurCalling, a faith-based, daytime outreach center for the homeless, opened the doors of ASC’s previously owned and unoccupied facility at 2929 Hickory Street.

The Inclement Weather Shelter can hold 360 adults and will be open Monday night, and possibly longer depending on the forecast. The shelter has cots and bedding and medical care is being provided by Watermark Medical with the SPCA providing pet care. Shelter guests will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner along with access to showers and restroom facilities. A separate closed-off area has been designated for women.

Wanda Moreland, with Dallas’ Office of Homeless Solutions, said Monday afternoon the city was also opening shelters Monday afternoon at Oak Lawn United Methodist Church and Warren United Methodist Church. Will consider additional expansion as necessary.






Source: NBCDFW

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