Richmond’s Cold Weather Overflow Shelter remains open through Friday

Posted at 11:28 AM, Jan 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-20 11:28:56-05

RICHMOND, Va. — The Cold Weather Overflow Shelter in Richmond will remain open into Friday.

“The shelter opens at 7 p.m. and closes the following morning at 6 a.m.,” the city advised. “Shelter registration will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food will not be provided and pets are not allowed.”

The overflow shelter is located in the City’s Public Safety Building at 505 North 9th Street.

“Residents in need of overnight shelter are asked to report to Commonwealth Catholic Charities Homeless Point of Entry by 5 p.m. each day for a comprehensive intake and referral to the appropriate shelter,” the city advised. “Commonwealth Catholic Charities Homeless Point of Entry is located at 511 West Grace Street. A referral to the Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will be provided to individuals who are not eligible for an existing shelter or if all available beds have been filled. Individuals seeking access to the Overflow Shelter must have a referral.”

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