November 18, 2011

City activates warming centers


Several Spokane warming centers are opening due to extreme weather conditions and temperatures that are well below freezing.

The centers open at 8 p.m. tonight and will remain open until 7 a.m. Saturday as a part of the City of Spokane’s Homeless Warming Center program.

The House of Charity warming center, located at 32 W. Pacific Ave., is for single men 18 and older. The Salvation Army, located at 222 E. Indiana Ave., is for couples and families with children.

The sites are not set up for lodging, but provide the homeless brief shelter during extreme cold weather and are activated only when temperatures are forecasted to drop to 15 degrees or less.

As of Thursday night, the Hope House for women and Crosswalk, a youth shelter, had beds available.

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