Due to the extremely cold temperatures, the St. Vincent de Paul Gateway shelters for women, men and families will be open through noon Tuesday, Jan. 2 for anyone who is homeless and in need of shelter, according to an alert issued by Montgomery County.
The heightened Level 2 cold weather plan means guests are allowed to remain in shelters all day during the severe weather period. Outreach workers, law enforcement and emergency personnel will be encouraging homeless people to go to a shelter, and transport them there if appropriate.
Three Dayton recreation centers have also been opened as warming centers with limited hours through Saturday.
Where to go if homeless:
St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families
120 W. Apple St.
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: 937-461-7837, ext. 122
St. Vincent de Paul Gettysburg Gateway for Men
1921 S. Gettysburg Ave.
Dayton, OH 45417
Phone: 937-222-7350, ext. 278
Where to go to stay warm in Dayton:
Greater Dayton Recreation Center
2021 W. Third St.
Northwest Recreation Center
1600 Princeton Ave.
Lohrey Recreation Center
2366 Glenarm Ave.
The centers are open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays. Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.