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Here's where warming shelters are being set up around Buffalo

Anybody without access to a heater can stop at a shelter to warm up, charge their devices and grab a snack.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Several warming centers are opening Sunday as temperatures sit below freezing in Western New York. A Code Blue has been issued for both the City of Buffalo and southern Erie County as cold weather continues. 

The centers are designed to provide heat for anybody who is unable to shelter in a home with a heater. Anybody without power who needs a place to warm up or charge their devices is encouraged to go there.   

The WNY Coalition for the Homeless is also opening several overnight shelters in the Buffalo area. 

  • Holy Cross is located at 412 Niagara Street in Buffalo. The shelter will be open from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. Those in need who are looking to stay here must be able to walk up and downstairs.
  • 586 Genesee Street in Buffalo is an accessible location that is open 24/7. This location is a women's shelter but will be open to all during the Code Blue.
  • ROC Code Blue Transitional Housing is open from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. For location information or if you need a ride to the ROC call 716-222-4020.

Starting at 7 a.m. Monday, the ROC and 586 Genesee Street sites will be open as daytime warming centers. 

To receive Code Blue updates for the City of Buffalo, text CodeBlueBuffalo to 898-211. To receive Code Blue updates for Southern Erie County, text CodeBlueSouthernErie to 898-211.


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