Local/Regional News
8:35 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Emergency Shelters Open As Temperatures Fall

With temperatures in single digits and the wind chill pushing below zero numbers, shelters and warming centers are open across the city and state.

In Lexington, the Hope Center, Salvation Army and Arbor Youth Services MASH Drop Inn Center are open 24 hours a day. Warming centers are also open in these locations:

  • Hope Center Emergency Shelter for Men, 360 W. Loudon Ave.
  • Salvation Army Emergency Shelter for Women and Children, 722 W. Main St.
  • Arbor Youth Services MASH Drop Inn Center (youth 0-17 yrs.), 536 West Third St.
  • Catholic Action Center, 400 East 5th St. will be open 24 hours
  • Arbor Youth Services, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. drop-in center for youth 18-25. 540 W. Third
  • Dunbar Recreation Center, 545 N. Upper St., special extended hours Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • New Life Day Center, 224 North Martin Luther King Blvd., special extended hours Monday and Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Senior Citizens Center, 1530 Nicholasville Rd., special extended hours Monday and Tuesday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Harvest Worship Center Church, Oxford Circle in Lexington, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Lextran is offering free bus rides for individuals going to an emergency shelter or warming center on Monday and Tuesday. Call Lextran at (859)253-4636 to get the location of the nearest bus stop. People in need of shelter or other human service assistance may call 2-1-1, or 911 for emergencies.