As Ian continues to bare down on Central North Carolina, some agencies and churches in the Triangle are making shelters available for our homeless community.
In a new release the Homeless Emergency Response Committee (COC-HERC) in partnership with Wake County, the City of Raleigh and several other partners are providing emergency shelter for people
experiencing homelessness during the storm.
In addition to the two overnight shelters, numerous existing shelter facilities in Raleigh, which regularly house homeless in the evening and overnight, will expand their hours so that no one is forced out into the storm during the day.
The shelters and safe spaces are opening as of 10am Friday.
Overnight White Flag Shelters:
Pullen Memorial Baptist Church
1801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh
Opens at 4pm
Salvation Army (Families with children)
1863 Capital Blvd Raleigh
Opens at 5pm
Oak City Cares
1430 S Wilmington St, Raleigh
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m
Oak City Cares will also be providing its regular services throughout the storm, connecting homeless with medical, mental health, substance abuse and housing resources as well as providing weekend meals for people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.
Daytime shelters opening for anyone who needs a place until the overnight shelters open.
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Church in the Woods/First Presbyterian 112 S Salisbury St, Raleigh
Friday - 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
St. John's MCC - 4 N. Blount St. Raleigh
"No one should have to ride out a storm sleeping outside in the rain and possibly dangerous winds," said Lorena McDowell, Director of Affordable Housing & Community Revitalization
Wake County Government is pitching in and covering costs for staffing the emergency shelter and delivering nearly 150 kits with bedding, blankets and cots.
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