ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. — A Code Blue 15 is in effect for Buffalo and southern Erie County. The Western New York Coalition for the Homeless announced Wednesday morning that several shelters will be open overnight to help anyone in need.

The following shelters will be open overnight from 8 p.m. Wednesday until 8 a.m. Thursday:

  • Harbor House, 241 Genesee Street, Buffalo
  • Holy Cross, 412 Niagara Street, Buffalo
  • Rural Outreach Center, 765 Olean Road, East Aurora
  • St Luke's 325, Walden Avenue, Buffalo

Harbor House and the Rural Outreach Center will also be open as daytime warming centers Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you see someone in need in the City of Buffalo, direct them to one of the Code Blue shelters, or to the NFTA Transportation center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. You can also call 211 to have an outreach team come out to help.

Those in need will be not be permitted access to the NFTA Metro Transportation Center to obtain bus tickets until 7 p.m. Those who arrive before will be redirected to Harbor House.

Anyone in need of shelter for the evening in southern Erie County can call 716-240-2220 x106.

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