Severe Weather Shelter in Ashland to Open Amidst Cold Forecast

In response to forecasted cold temperatures, the Severe Weather Shelter located at 2200 Ashland St is set to open its doors on the night of Sunday, November 19. Managed by Opportunities for Housing Resources and Assistance (OHRA), the shelter will be coordinated and staffed by OHRA employees and dedicated volunteers.

The shelter will be operational from 5 p.m. on November 19 until 9 a.m. on Monday, November 20, offering a low-barrier, no-frills overnight refuge for individuals seeking respite from the cold. Doors will close promptly at 10 p.m.

To stay informed about shelter activations in Ashland, residents are encouraged to receive notifications by texting 97520SHELTER to 888777. This service aims to provide timely updates on shelter availability for those in need.

Organizers remark that the Severe Weather Shelter serves as a vital resource during adverse weather conditions, ensuring that individuals have a safe space to seek refuge from the cold.

Source: City of Ashland

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