The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Emergency Weather Plan remains in effect through the morning of Sunday, March 13. The plan includes expanded shelter services and free transportation to shelters. For a list of all available shelters and transportation services, as well as other resources, visit uwbg211.org. Residents who see someone who may need shelter should call the Lexington Police Department non-emergency number at (859) 258-3600.
The cold weather plan provides a coordinated response for times when extreme cold weather creates an additional, immediate need for expanded capacity to assist people experiencing homelessness in Lexington. Extreme temperatures often force people to seek shelter who may not otherwise seek assistance. In some cases, people struggling with mental illness may not seek shelter and require additional intervention for their own safety. This plan ensures Lexington is prepared for these situations.