Partnership to open warming centers at 32 degrees

City, Salvation Army Partnership runs through Feb. 28

Sheila Morley, Community, Housing and Human Services, 509.625.6052

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 1:09 p.m.

The City of Spokane and the Salvation Army have partnered to activate a central warming center for drop-ins when temperatures hit 32 degrees and lower this winter.

The Salvation Army Community Center at 222 E. Indiana will serve as the single warming center for homeless individuals and families from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28. The warming center program accommodates single adult men, single adult women and families with children.

The site, which is not set up for lodging, will be activated during periods of winter weather at the request of the City from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28 when the temperature falls below 32 degrees. Hours of operation will be 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. The site will be available in addition to regular homeless shelters located throughout the City, allowing more people to get out of the cold.