The Warming Center Programhttps://www.warmingcenterprogram.com/
Warming Center Program is a temporary coldest and wettest nights warming shelter. We've taken a strong stand that no one should have to sleep outside when it freezes. We activate Warming Centers when weather forecasts trigger our Temperature Thresholds with forecasts of: 34 degrees or lower; 36 degrees following a day of rain (quality of rain is considered); on the fourth night that rain is forecast and every consecutive night of rain. Forecasts fluctuate a great deal. It shouldn't be assumed that if a temperature forecast has crossed the Temperature Threshold several days out that the center will automatically open. Often temperature forecasts rise. We'll usually lock in program activation within 2 or 3 days in advance. The program utilizes a system of site-locations, volunteers, materials such as floor pads and blankets, a shuttle van, 211 Emergency Hotline, a center operating plan, etc.