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Emergency Shelter

Emergency or low-barrier shelters are designed to keep people safe from extreme weather conditions.  The Emergency Shelter program provides beds on a first come, first served basis, to any homeless person. It is sometimes also referred to as emergency shelter.

"Low-barrier" shelters are those that do not have a lot of requirements to get in.

For more information, call the 24-hour Shelter Hotline at: 1 (800) 535-7252.

Service Contact: 
Shelter Hotline
Contact Phone: 
(800) 535-7252
Contact TTY: