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Winter Shelters to Remain Open 24 Hours Starting Thursday at 5pm

Los Angeles, CA (December 14, 2016) – The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announces the temporary extension of hours at most winter shelters. The shelters will remain open for a 38-hour window from Thursday, December 15th at 5 pm until Saturday, December 17th at 7 am due to cold and wet weather conditions. On Saturday, December 17th at 7 am all shelters will resume normal hours.

The following Winter Shelter Programs will stay open during this period:

BELL
EAST SAN GABRIEL VALLEY
HIGHLAND PARK
LANCASTER
SANTA CLARITA
SKID ROW
SOUTH LOS ANGELES
SYLMAR
WEST LOS ANGELES
POMONA
SANTA CLARITA

Shelters in Lancaster will not extend intake hours and will operate at normal times. 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

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