|HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner has asked the Office of Emergency Management to open five warming centers in preparation for freezing temperatures expected to arrive in Houston Thursday afternoon. Each center will offer chairs, blankets, water, MREs, PPE, and comfort kits. Because the City is not opening shelters, sleeping cots and hot meals will not be provided. Individuals may come and go as needed.
Individuals in need of transportation may call 311.
The following locations will open beginning Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022 at 3 p.m.
|Fonde Community Center
||110 Sabine St, Houston, TX 77007
|Moody Community Center
||3725 Fulton St, Houston, TX 77009
|Acres Homes MSC
||6719 W Montgomery Rd, Houston, TX 77091
|*Recovery Center for HPD use only
||150 N Chenevert St, Houston, TX 77002
|George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall B
||1001 Avenida De Las Americas
The American Red Cross will work in partnership with the City to provide volunteers to staff the warming centers and to distribute blankets and comfort kits to individuals.
The city is not encouraging individuals to bring pets However, BARC will provide kennels at the Fonde Center and GRB. Service animals will be welcomed at all locations.
The Houston Police Department and homeless outreach teams from various, partner agencies of The Way Home (the Houston region’s homeless response system) will notify individuals experiencing homelessness of the impending freeze and the availability of warming centers.