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Overnight Warming Shelters Available for Westchester Residents

Five overnight warming shelters, including the Open Arms and Samaritan House shelters in White Plains, are now open. Families seeking shelter should contact Emergency Services at (914) 995-2099, but single individuals can contact shelters directly.

The following announcement was sent out by the Office of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. 

In light of the frigid temperatures, County Executive Robert P. Astorino emphasized the availability of warm places to stay overnight for anyone seeking shelter from the cold. Families seeking shelter – or anyone who knows of a family in need – should contact Emergency Services at (914) 995-2099 immediately. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 “No one should be out in the cold at a time like this, especially with temperatures dropping below zero,” Astorino said. “If you or anyone you know needs shelter, our warming centers are available. We especially want to make sure families and children have a warm place to stay.”

Westchester County Department of Social Services Commissioner Kevin McGuire said that in situations such as these, the county regularly works closely with local police and municipal officials to provide safe shelter to those in need. “We urge anyone who needs a warm place to stay to take advantage of our resources,”  McGuire said.

While families should contact Emergency Services first, single individuals can contact the following five warming and drop in centers directly:

Peekskill and Surrounding Area
Jan Peek Shelter
(Co-ed facility)
200 North Water St.
(914) 736-2636 
Accessible by Bee-Line bus route # 14,15,16,17

White Plains and Surrounding Area
Samaritan House Shelter

(Female only facility)
33 Church St.
White Plains 
(914) 948-3075 
Accessible by Bee-Line bus route # 1,5,6,13,14,15,40,41

Oasis Shelter
(Co-ed facility)
19 Washington Ave.
New Rochelle
(914) 633-0101 
Accessible by Bee-Line bus route # 7,42,45,60,66

Open Arms Shelter
(Male only facility)
86 East Post Rd.
White Plains
(914) 948-5044 
Accessible by Bee-Line bus route # 1,5,6,13,14,15,40,41

Yonkers and Surrounding Area 
Sharing Community 
(Co-ed facility)
1 Hudson St.
(914) 963-2626 
Accessible by Bee-Line bus route # 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,25,30

Sterling January 04, 2014 at 01:56 AM


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