Homeless shelters, Dayton rec centers open to all during severe cold snap

The doors to the St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families in Dayton, as well as another shelter for men, will remain open all day through a cold-weather alert period ending at noon Jan.2. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

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The doors to the St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families in Dayton, as well as another shelter for men, will remain open all day through a cold-weather alert period ending at noon Jan.2. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

Homeless shelter guests able to stay in indoors all day through noon, Jan. 2. Recreation centers open regular hours for warming.

Due to the extremely cold temperatures, the St. Vincent de Paul Gateway shelters for women, men and families will be open through noon Tuesday, Jan. 2 for anyone who is homeless and in need of shelter, according to an alert issued by Montgomery County.

The heightened Level 2 cold weather plan means guests are allowed to remain in shelters all day during the severe weather period. Outreach workers, law enforcement and emergency personnel will be encouraging homeless people to go to a shelter, and transport them there if appropriate.

Three Dayton recreation centers have also been opened as warming centers with limited hours through Saturday.

Where to go if homeless: 

St. Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter for Women and Families 

120 W. Apple St.

Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: 937-461-7837, ext. 122

St. Vincent de Paul Gettysburg Gateway for Men 

1921 S. Gettysburg Ave.

Dayton, OH 45417

Phone: 937-222-7350, ext. 278

Where to go to stay warm in Dayton:

Greater Dayton Recreation Center

2021 W. Third St.

Northwest Recreation Center

1600 Princeton Ave.

Lohrey Recreation Center

2366 Glenarm Ave.

The centers are open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays. Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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