Wednesday, January 6, 2010

City's Cold Weather Overflow Shelter Open Through Weekend

The city of Richmond’s Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will be open tonight through Sunday night, January 6 – 10, as overnight temperatures are expected to remain below freezing. The city’s cold weather shelter is located at Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, 14 West Duval Street. The hours of operation are from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Residents who need overnight shelter are asked to report to the city’s Central Intake by 3 p.m. for a comprehensive intake and referral to the appropriate shelter. Central Intake is located at the Conrad Center, 1400 Oliver Hill Way, next to Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and Richmond City Jail. Residents may call the Conrad Center at 648-4177.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) will accept applications now through March 15 for crisis fuel assistance at 900 East Marshall Street, Monday through Friday; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Residents can also call the Fuel Line at 646-7046. DSS also provides emergency assistance with disconnection notices of gas and electric for residents who qualify.

If you are elderly or disabled, you can also contact Senior Connections for assistance at 343-3000, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact: Michael Wallace, (804) 646-2772