Richmond to open Cold Weather Overflow Shelter tonight

The city of Richmond has announced that it will open a Cold Weather Overflow Shelter tonight and on Wednesday. The shelter will be open from 7 p.m. and close at 6 a.m., and is located in the City’s Public Safety Building, 501 N. 9th St., through the second entrance on the 9th Street side of the building closest to Leigh Street.

 

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that those who need overnight shelter should first report to the Commonwealth Catholic Charities Homeless Point of Entry at 511 W. Grace St. by 5 p.m. for a referral. The overflow shelter is for those ineligible for other shelters or if available beds elsewhere have been filled. Food will not be provided and pets are not allowed.

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