City opens up shelter for homeless

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NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans opened up a shelter for people who don’t have a warm place to go in these freezing temperatures.

The city run shelter is at the Allie Mae Williams Center in Central City.  They open when the temperatures dip below 35 degrees for more than 4 hours, and if all the shelters in town are full, which they are.

Dr. Joe Kantor, the Director of Health for the City of New Orleans said, “No one will be turned away tonight.  When the existing shelters reach capacity we will open an auxiliary shelter for the overflow.  Last night we took in 77 individuals.  We will be open tonight, and we will not turn away anyone.”

If you have a non-emergency, you can call the City of New Orleans information line at 504-821-2222.


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