Friday, November 1, 2019

City’s cold weather overflow shelter open November 1 - 3

The Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will open Friday, November 1 – Sunday, November 3, 2019, as temperatures are forecast to remain at or below 40 degrees.

The location of the shelter is the Annie Giles Community Resource Center, formerly The Conrad Center, 1400 Oliver Hill Way. The shelter hours of operation are 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The registration period is from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Single adults requiring overnight shelter are to call the Homeless Crisis Line at (804) 972-0813 for a referral to the appropriate shelter. Single adults residing in the City of Richmond who are not eligible for existing shelter or are advised that all available beds have been filled should report to Commonwealth Catholic Charities (511 W. Grace St. Richmond, VA 23220; (804) 648-4177) during operational hours (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) to receive a referral to the Cold Weather Overflow Shelter.

City residents are also advised the 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.

The elderly or residents with disabilities should contact Senior Connections for assistance at (804) 343-3000, Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, please contact Commonwealth Catholic Charities at (804) 648-4177.