The Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention has activated Lexington’s Community Emergency Winter Weather Plan for tonight (3/15) through Monday morning (3/18).
All shelters in the area will add capacity, welcoming all eligible people including former residents under suspension for behavioral or programmatic reasons. Exceptions may include individuals suspended for violence and decisions will be made on a case by case basis, but providers and OHPI will collaborate to ensure emergency shelter is available for anyone in need.
LexTran will be offering free rides to shelters.
To report someone in need, you may reach the HopeMobile at 859-252-7881, the Compassionate Caravan at 859-255-0301, or the Hope Center Street Outreach Team at 859-967-4507. The public can leave messages on all numbers, however, returns calls may not be made.
Anyone needing assistance can dial 2-1-1, text their zip code to 898211, or log onto http://www.uwbg211.org/ for locations of shelters and other resources in Lexington and surrounding counties.