The Lexington Office of Homeless Prevention and Intervention has set its emergency plan into effect from now until the evening of Tuesday, January 19, 2016.
The Emergency Weather Plan will be activated on any day when temperatures are expected to be consistently below 32 degrees and/or when weather conditions otherwise dictate as determined by the Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention. Any time the plan has been activated the Office of Homelessness will notify local media, provide updates on social media, and notify all organizations that work with people experiencing homelessness.
Additionally, United Way of the Bluegrass will extend hours at its 2-1-1 call center so that all calls regarding shelter or weather-related assistance may be directed through 2-1-1’s resource and referral network.
It’s important to note that, unless otherwise stated, these shelters and services are always available to people in Lexington who experience homelessness. The Emergency Weather Plan activates some changes such as transportation or extended hours but Lexington is fortunate to have a strong network of shelters and service providers that is able to meet most needs even during weather emergencies.
Emergency Shelters include:
736 W. Main Street
- Unaccompanied women and women with children
360 W. Loudon Ave.
- Unaccompanied men
824 Winchester Road
- Emergency shelter with normal operating hours: 7pm-8am
Daytime Warming Shelters
New Life Day Center
224 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Catholic Action Center
400 E. Fifth St.
Arbor Youth Services Street Outreach Center
540 W. Third St.