Homeless shelters, Dayton rec centers open to all during severe cold snap

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Homeless shelters, Dayton rec centers open to all during severe cold snap

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The doors to the St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families in Dayton, as well as another shelter for men, will remain open all day through a cold-weather alert period ending at noon Jan.2. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

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.

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