Winter Shelters Extend Hours Due to Storms


stormy Weather Brings Heavy Rain, Winds to Southern California

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - With more rain expected throughout the weekend , extended hours will be offered at winter shelters around Los Angeles County through Tuesday morning.

According to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the shelters will operate through 7 a.m. Tuesday. The shelters had originally planned to be open only through Saturday morning.

The following shelters will be available:

-- Antelope Valley-Hope of the Valley;

-- San Fernando Valley-Santa Clarita CDC (Bridge to Home);

-- San Fernando Valley-Hope of the Valley;

-- San Gabriel Valley-Volunteers of America;

-- Metro Los Angeles-Weingart;

-- Metro Los Angeles-Midnight Mission;

-- South Los Angeles-Bethel Los Angeles CDC;

-- South Los Angeles-Home at Last (Men's shelter), 5165 S. Vermont Ave.;

-- South Los Angeles-Home at Last (Women's shelter), 5500 S. Hoover Ave.;

-- South Los Angeles-Home at Last (Transitional Age Youth Shelter), 2712 W. Vernon Ave.;

-- South Los Angeles-Home at Last (Gramercy Adult Co-Ed Shelter)-4831 S. Gramercy Place;

-- South Los Angeles-Bryant Temple; and

-- South Bay-U.S. Vets.

The LAHSA Augmented Winter Shelter at Bassett Park, 510 Vineland Ave. in La Puente, will be open through 7 a.m. Sunday. Information on accessing the shelter is available by calling Volunteers of America Los Angeles at (909) 593- 4796.

The Augmented Winter Shelter at Athens Park, 12603 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, will also be open until 7 a.m. Sunday. Information on accessing the shelter is available from First to Serve at (323) 758-4670.


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