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City, partner agencies prepared to provide shelter to homeless during cold nights

Communications and Public Affairs: 207-7234
Published on Friday, January 8, 2021

City, partner agencies prepared to provide shelter to homeless during cold nights

CONTACT: Roland Martinez
(210) 207-5920\
roland.martinez3@sanantonio.gov

Sarah CONTACT: Billy Mahone III
(210) 876-0720
 
Haven for Hope CONTACT: Celeste Eggert
celeste.eggert@havenforhope.org
801-556-1186

 

SAN ANTONIO (January 8, 2021) – With the National Weather Service predicting a cold front with rain in San Antonio this weekend, the City of San Antonio and its partner agencies are prepared to provide access to shelter and services to those experiencing unsheltered homelessness.
 
A cold front is expected to arrive Saturday night with a chance for rain and a significant drop in nighttime temperatures.
 
In the event of cold nights in San Antonio, Haven for Hope is open for all individuals experiencing homelessness. All clients sleep indoors and are given cold-weather clothing, including warm jackets.
 
New clients should present to Haven for Hope’s Intake (currently operating out of the Donation Center at 1 Haven for Hope Way) between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours and on weekends, individualized services are available for individuals, to include cold-weather sleeping accommodations and cold-weather kits (sleeping bags, hand warmers, snacks and hygiene products).
 
Households with children are welcome at Haven for Hope any time of the day or evening, 24/7.
 
In addition, the Salvation Army Dave Coy Men’s Shelter provides overnight shelter at 226 Nolan St. Nightly enrollment begins at 3 p.m. daily through 8 p.m. Individuals will have access to restroom and shower facilities, hygiene products, a bed with clean linens and meals. Individuals must be 18 years or older, and provide a picture ID at the time of enrollment.
 
For individuals who do not wish to seek emergency shelter, the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services’ Homeless Division, Haven for Hope’s Outreach staff, and other street outreach providers, offer assistance that includes encouraging clients to access all of Haven for Hope’s and partner services, arranging transportation to shelter intake, and distributing cold-weather gear such as warm jackets and sleeping bags.

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