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Winter Shelters To Remain Open 24 Hours Starting Thursday At 5 PM
February 17, 2017

Los Angeles, CA (February 16, 2017) - The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority announces the temporary extension of hours at most winter shelters. Shelters will operate for a 62-hour window starting from 5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16th until 7:00 a.m. Sunday, February 19th
The following Winter Shelters will stay open during this period:

  • HIGHLAND PARK
  • POMONA
  • SANTA CLARITA
  • SKID ROW
  • WEST LOS ANGELES
  • SOUTH LOS ANGELES
  • SYLMAR
  • LONG BEACH
  • BELL

The Lancaster Shelter will be open for 24 hours on Friday, February the 17th with delayed opening until 10am on Saturday 2/18/17. In an effort to provide additional resources for the adverse weather predicted, Bassett Park will operate as a temporary daytime shelter from the elements on Friday (2/17/17) from 7am to 5pm and again on Saturday (2/18/17) from 7am to 5pm.

All Winter Shelter Programs will remain open until March 1, 2017. Please check LAHSA's Winter Shelter Program webpage for updated shelter locations and transportation schedules. You can also call the winter shelter hotline at 1-800-548-6047 or call 211 for any additional information.

Winter shelters provide shelter, warmth, food and comfort to homeless individuals during the cold and wet weather season. In addition to temporary emergency shelter, each program location provides access to supportive services and housing assistance. Pet accommodations are provided at some sites. More than 1,400 beds will be available during the 2016-2017 Winter Shelter Program season across the City and County of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority coordinates the Winter Shelter Program in partnership with the California National Guard, the County of Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles.

For more information contact LAHSA's Crisis Housing Coordinator at 213-225-8489
For media inquiries contact Tom Waldman at
twaldman@lahsa.org, O: 213-225-8491, C: 213-247-5726