Lexington Designates Emergency Shelters And Warming Centers

Lexington Designates Emergency Shelters And Warming Centers

The City of Lexington has designated emergency shelters and warming centers that will be available on Monday and Tuesday to provide relief from dangerously cold weather.
The City of Lexington has designated emergency shelters and warming centers that will be open Monday and Tuesday as dangerously cold air moves in.

As a standing policy, when temperatures dip below freezing, the Hope Center, Salvation Army and MASH Drop Inn Center are open 24-hours a day.

People seeking relief from the weather may come at any time and are not required to leave.
  • Hope Center Emergency Shelter for Men, 360 W. Loudon Avenue
  • Salvation Army Emergency Shelter for Women and Children, 722 W. Main St.
  • MASH Drop Inn Center (youth 0-17 yrs.), 536 West Third Street
The following locations have been designated as Daytime Warming Centers:
  • Catholic Action Center, 400 E. 5th Street, daily 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Dunbar Recreation Center, 545 N. Upper Street, special extended hours Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • New Life Day Center, 224 North Martin Luther King Blvd., special extended hours Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Senior Citizens Center, 1530 Nicholasville Road, special extended hours Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Lextran will offer free bus rides for people going to an emergency shelter or warming center on Monday and Tuesday.

Citizens can 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.

For emergencies, always call 9-1-1.

Everyone is encouraged to check on their neighbors and loved ones, especially the elderly and people with special needs.
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