City opens temporary inclement weather shelter

City opens temporary inclement weather shelter

The City of Dallas will open a temporary inclement weather shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for those experiencing homelessness in anticipation of below freezing temperatures.

The shelter will operate as an overflow shelter, supplementing the city’s area shelters once they reach capacity. The overflow shelter will open at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 11 and close at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12. It will reopen on Tuesday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m. and close on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 a.m.

“Homelessness in freezing temperatures is dangerous. Every year, we have people experiencing homelessness who literally freeze to death” said Council Member Cara Mendelsohn, City Council District 12. “Just like we mobilized to care for people when the tornado hit, I’m proud the City of Dallas is stepping up to care for our homeless residents to make sure they are safe in extreme weather.”

At this time volunteers are not needed, the Office of Homeless Solutions (OHS) is working with partner organizations to secure experienced volunteers to aid in the operation of the shelter. The City will be providing a meal for those utilizing the shelter. Food donations are not needed at this time.

If you would like to help, OHS encourages donations to their partner organizations.

 

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