~ City's Day Warming Site open February 6 - February 9 ~
The City’s Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will open Friday, Feb. 5 - Tuesday, Feb. 9 as overnight temperatures are 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 at 7 p.m. and closes the following morning at 6 a.m. Shelter registration is from 7 to 9 p.m. Food will not be provided and pets are not allowed.
Residents in need of overnight shelter are asked to report to Commonwealth Catholic Charities Homeless Point of Entry during operational hours for a comprehensive intake and referral to the appropriate shelter. Commonwealth Catholic Charities Homeless Point of Entry is located at 511 West Grace Street. A referral to the Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will be provided to individuals who are not eligible for an existing shelter or if all available beds have been filled. Individuals seeking access to the Overflow Shelter must have a referral.
The Cold Weather Day Warming site will be open Saturday, Feb. 6 - Monday, Feb 8 from 6:30 a.m. until noon and on Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 6:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. The Day Warming site is located in the City’s Public Safety Building at 505 North 9th Street.
The City’s 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.
City residents with disabilities or elderly residing in the City of Richmond should contact Senior Connections for assistance at (804) 343-3000, Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.