The LFUCG Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention has activated the Community Emergency Winter Weather Plan effective immediately and continuing until the morning of Tuesday, December 29.
Shelters have added capacity, but the process to access shelter has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the attached detailed plan for specific shelter processes and availability. Lexington has made arrangements to welcome all eligible people including former residents under suspension for behavioral or programmatic reasons. Exceptions may include individuals suspended for violence and decisions will be made case by case, but providers and OHPI will collaborate to ensure emergency shelter is available for anyone in need. Lexington has made arrangements to cover all circumstances.
The Hope Center Warming shelter for men 18 years and older is OPEN! All those that can go to this shelter will be required to do so. Those that are eligible for this shelter, will not be provided a motel room.
The Salvation Army for Women and Women with children is OPEN! All those that can go to this shelter will be required to do so. Those that are eligible for this shelter, will not be provided a motel room.
Anyone who would like to receive activation alerts via their cell phone, can now sign up by texting the word LEXSHELTER to 888777.
The community emergency winter weather plan includes enough shelter capacity for those that are willing to accept shelter. With the current available shelter beds, we will be requiring all those that can go to congregate shelters, go. Community Action Council has a very limited amount of emergency overflow rooms available for those households as prioritized above. If there is a couple, they will be asked to split up into the Hope Center and the Salvation Army during these colds nights.
If you see someone in need, please contact the Lexington Street Outreach Team at 859-576-4194 from 8am to 10pm. Between 10pm and 8am, please call 859-494-0470.