Lexington Designates Emergency Shelters And Warming Centers

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 1/06 3:09 pm
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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