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LIST: Warming shelters opening across the Valley

LIST: Warming shelters opening across the Valley
4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago Friday, January 12 2024 Jan 12, 2024 January 12, 2024 12:00 AM January 12, 2024 in News - Local

Several shelters and warming centers are opening across the Rio Grande Valley due to an arctic blast arriving next week that's expected to drop temperatures.

Below is a list of the facilities. This list will be updated as more warming centers and shelters are announced.

CAMERON COUNTY

Bayview 

Bayview City Hall
- Located at 104 S. San Roman St.
- Open Monday, Jan. 15 through Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 11p.m. 

Brownsville 

Downtown Recreation Center
- 1338 E. 8th St.
- (956) 542-2064
- Hours of Service:   
Tuesday starting at 5:00PM
Wednesday open until 9PM 

Brownsville Sports Park Dome
- 1000 Sports Park Boulevard
- (956) 574-6650
- Hours of Service:
Tuesday starting at 5:00PM
Wednesday open until 9PM 

West Iglesia Bautista
- 925 W. St. Charles
- (956) 546-3607
The City of Brownsville is also partnered with a local downtown church to assist those who have a need for a warm place to stay during the cold weather spell. The West Iglesia Bautista will open its doors to those in need on Monday at 6:00PM.

Ozanam Center
- Located at 656 N. Minnesota Ave.
- Will be open 24/7 starting on Monday, Jan. 15.
-Donations of blankets and warm clothing can be dropped off at 656 N. Minnesota Ave. 

Good Neighbor Settlement Home
- Located at 1254 E. Tyler St.
- Opens Monday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.

Harlingen 

Loaves and Fishes
-Located at 514 South E. St.
- Opens on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. and will remain open through Tuesday, Jan. 16.

Harlingen Community Center
- Located at 201 E. Madison Ave.
- Opens Monday, Jan. 15 at 8 a.m. 

Port Isabel 

Port Isabel Police Department
- Located at 110 W. Hickman Ave.
- Will operate 24/7 starting on Monday, Jan. 15.

HIDALGO COUNTY

Edinburg 

Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library
- Warming center located at 1906 S. Closner Blvd.
- Warming center will open Monday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. and close on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 8 a.m. It will open again on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. and close on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 8 a.m.
- No pets allowed
-For more info., call 956-383-6246

McAllen 

The Salvation Army in McAllen
- Located at 1600 n. 23rd St.
- Shelter restrictions will be eased on Monday, Jan. 15. Proof of homelessness won't be required. 
- Shelter opens at 5 p.m. on Monday and will close on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
- Families are welcomed to stay throughout the night and day.
- Everyone is asked to bring your own pillows, blankets, medications, etc.

Las Palmas Community Center
- Located at 1921 N. 25th St.
- The shelter will be open Monday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. through Wednesday, Jan. 17.
- Residents are asked to bring essential items such as non-perishable food, water, prescription medication, toiletry items, pillows and sleeping bags. A limited number of cots will be available.
- No pets allowed except for properly documented service animals.
- Anyone who needs transportation to the shelter can take any Metro McAllen bus and will be given a free ride to Las Palmas Community Center only.
- For more information, contact the shelter directly at (956) 681-3350.

Mission

Mission Parks & Recreation building
- Located at 721 N. Bryan rd.
- Warming center, opens Monday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. and closes on Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 8 a.m.
- Must bring an ID and pets are not allowed.
- Please bring water, snacks, pillows, blankets, medications and toiletry items
- Families will be allowed to stay the night, if needed
- Call 956-580-8760 to register

Hidalgo County Precinct 3 meeting hall

- Located at 724 Breyfogle Road
- Doors open Monday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. and close Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7 a.m. They will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. and close Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 7 a.m.
- Individuals are asked to bring a pillow, blanket, medication, non-perishable foods and snacks
- No pets except for service animals
- For more information, call or text 956-358-6612

Peñitas 

Peñitas Public Library
- 1111 S. Main st.
- Open 24 hours through Wednesday morning
- Please bring your own water, snacks, pillows, blankets, medications and toiletry items 

Sullivan City

Sullivan City Fire Department
- 500 S Cenizo Dr.
- Will open on Monday, Jan. 15 and Tuesday, Jan. 16.
- Call ahead at 956-485-9208. 

Weslaco 

First Baptist Church
- Located at 600 S. Kansas Ave.
- Warming shelter will open on Monday, Jan. 15 and Tuesday, Jan. 16 from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m.
- Valid picture ID is required.
- Call 956-968-9585 for more details.

Mercedes

Mercedes Safe Room Community Recreation Center
- Located at 1202 N. Vermont Ave
- Shelter opens Monday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. and closes Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 12 p.m.

Hidalgo

Hidalgo Youth Center
- Located at 902 S. 2nd Street
- Opens Monday, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. and closes on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 12 p.m.

Progreso 

Dorothy Thompson Middle School
- Located at 108 FM 1015
- The shelter will open on Monday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. and close on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7 a.m.
- The shelter will reopen on Tuesday at 6 p.m. and close on Wednesday at 7 a.m.
- The shelter will reopen once again on Wednesday at 6 p.m. to Thursday at 7 a.m.
- Everyone must vacate the premises at 7 a.m.
- Individuals are encouraged to bring a pillow, blanket, non-perishable food and snacks and any necessary medication.
- No pets will be allowed.

Donna

Boys and Girls Club
- Located at 307 Miller Ave
- The shelter will be open on Monday, Jan. 15 8 p.m. to 11 a.m. and on Wednesday, Jan. 17 8 p.m. to 11 a.m.
- No reservations needed
- No pets
- Must be 18 years, unless accompanied by an adult
- Individuals are asked to bring their own blanket, pillows, toiletries and medications.
- Bring your own food and snacks

STARR COUNTY 

Escobares

Escobares Community Center
- Located at 4829 Old Highway 83 behind city hall
- Walk-ins allowed
- Open Monday, Jan. 15 through Thursday, Jan. 18.
- Will remain open as needed 

Rio Grande City

Casa de Esperanza
-Located at 804 Ringgold St.
- Open all day starting on Tuesday, Jan. 16 and on Wednesday, Jan. 17
- Space is limited. Call ahead at 956-263-0562

Wings on Fire Ministries
- Located at 1207 N. Avasolo
- The shelter will open on Monday at 7 p.m. and close on Tuesday at 10 a.m.
- Rides are offered to nearby residents. Call 956-352-5156.

First Baptist Church
- Located at 1196 W. Main Street
- The shelter will open Monday through Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. and reopen Tuesday through Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Roma

Roma Fire Department
- Located at 901 E Grant St.
- Warming shelter open Monday, Jan. 15 through Wednesday, Jan. 17
- Please bring your medications, blankets and hygiene items
- Walk-ins welcome. Call 956-849-1770 for more details.

229th Judicial District Attorney's Office
Crime Victims Center
- Located at 1334 4th Street
- Call or text to reserve a spot prior to arriving at shelter: 956-476-8109 or 956-476-8108
- The shelter will be open Monday, Jan. 15 and Tuesday, Jan 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m.
- Please bring your own snacks, medication and toiletry items
- If possible, bring blankets and pillows. A limited supply will be available at the site

WILLACY COUNTY 

Raymondville 

Raymondville Community Center
-Located at 523 W N. 7th St.
- Doors will open Monday., Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. through Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 8 a.m.
- Bring your own food, blankets and other supplies.
- Report to the Raymondville Police Department prior to using the shelter. 

Willacy County Sheriff's Office 

Will be open to anyone seeking a warm place to stay.
Will provide hot coffee.
For any additional information please call our 24 hour dispatch at 956-689-5576.
Beginning Monday January, 15th from 7 PM to 1PM on Wednesday January 17th.
If you take medication, don't forget to bring it with you.

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