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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces New Warming Center Activation Protocol and Criteria

City of Atlanta also issues a video special report on warming centers

Post Date:12/21/2018 3:31 PM

Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

 

Michael Smith, Press Secretary
404-546-1465, office
470-372-8752, cell
mismith@atlantaga.gov

 

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces New Warming Center Activation Protocol and Criteria

City of Atlanta also issues a video special report on warming centers

ATLANTA—As the City of Atlanta prepares for winter weather, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has announced new criteria for warming center activation during frigid temperatures. In concert with the City’s partners, the new criteria will include coordination and expansion of outreach and placement efforts at 40 degrees or below, and activation of warming centers at 32 degrees (temperature or windchill) or below. Previously, activation criteria was set at below 25 degrees or below 32 degrees with snow or freezing rain and only if partners met capacity.

“Effective immediately, the City of Atlanta will expedite resources and assistance to those seeking shelter from inclement weather. Thank you to our partner organizations for your collaboration and commitment to some of our most vulnerable residents,” said Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.  

The City continues to work with its partners to bolster emergency shelter capacity at 40 degrees or below.

 

Capacity at 40 degrees

Capacity at 35 degrees

Capacity at 32 degrees

Men – 30

Women - 10

Youth – 100

Families – 23

Total: 163 beds

Men – 125

Women - 64

Youth – 100

Families – 23

Total: 312 beds

Men – 225

Women - 100

Youth – 100

Families – 33

Total: 458 beds

 

Organization

Address

Capacity

Activation Criteria

Salvation Army

400 Luckie St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

30 men, 10 women, and 3 families

40 degrees and below; 5pm for referral and regular entry at 9pm

Solomon's Temple

2836 Springdale Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30315

20 families (women and children)

40 degrees and below, entry at 4pm

Gateway Center / Evolution

275 Pryor St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

35 men and 10 women

35 degrees and below; entry at 7:30pm

Atlanta Mission - The Shepard's Inn

165 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

50 men

35 degrees and below; entry at 8am-10am

Atlanta Mission - My Sister's House

921 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

10 women

35 degrees and below; entry at 8:15am

Trinity – Action Ministries

265 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

9 women

35 degrees and below; entry at 8pm

City of Refuge

1300 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314

5 women

35 degrees and below; entry at 4:30pm

City Baptist Rescue Mission

316 Peters St SW, Atlanta, GA 30313

10 men

35 degrees and below; entry at 4:30pm

Donna Center

866 Warner Street SW, Atlanta 30310

20 women

35 degrees and below; entry at 4pm

Covenant House

1559 Johnson Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

100 youth ages 18-24

40 degrees and below; 24/7

City of Atlanta – Old Adamsville

3404 Delmar Ln NW, Atlanta, GA 30331

100 men, 35 women, 10 families

32 degrees and below; entry at 6pm

 

Shelter and outreach partners include: Gateway Center, Salvation Army, Solomon’s Temple, Atlanta Mission, Action Ministries, City of Refuge, City Baptist Rescue Mission, Donna Center, Covenant House, Georgia Works, Intown Collaborative Ministries, HOPE Atlanta, and Fulton County.

As winter progresses, the City will continue to re-evaluate need and capacity to ensure necessary services are available.

The City of Atlanta will open an emergency warming center in anticipation of imminent frigid temperatures. The center will open, Friday, December 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The warming center is located at the Old Adamsville Recreation Center, 3404 Delmar Lane NW, Atlanta, GA 30331.Transportation will be provided from Gateway, 275 Pryor Street, beginning at 6pm. Men, women and children are welcome.

For more information, please contact the Office of Constituent Services at 404-330-6023. Assistance information may also be obtained by contacting ATL311 by dialing 3-1-1 or 404-546-0311

The City has also issued the following video special report on warming center activation.

Warming Center Video Screen Shot 

Watch the video report here

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For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit www.atlantaga.gov or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Bottoms on Facebook and Twitter @KeishaBottoms


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