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City Opens Temporary Warming Center for People Experiencing Homelessness

Due to inclement weather and COVID-19 protocols restricting facility use, the City of Boulder will be opening an emergency warming center today for people experiencing homelessness at the West Age Well Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave. in Boulder.

The center will be supported by COVID-19 Recovery Center (CRC), Municipal Court Navigators and City of Boulder Housing and Human Service Department staff. The warming center will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 health guidelines. Guests will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms before entering the center and will be required to wear a facial covering and maintain social distance.

The center can accommodate 30 people at any given time, so a person’s time spent at the center may be limited, depending on demand. No additional services will be provided at this location. The center will be open 1 - 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26. People exiting Boulder Shelter for the Homeless from last night’s service were informed of about the warming center and about other resources available to them.

Severe Weather Shelter and year-round program beds are limited and individuals seeking shelter and services are strongly encouraged to contact Coordinated Entry at 303-579-4404 to be assessed for available services. No one seeking shelter from last night’s cold weather was turned away from BSH because of capacity.

For more information about the city’s response to homelessness, visit the city’s Homelessness webpage.

Media Contacts:
Vicki Ebner, Homeless Policy Manager, 303-518-6587
Zach McGee, Media Relations, 303-868-6810

Published Oct. 26, 2020