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November 2020

Winter Contingency Plan & Cold Weather Warming Center

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WINTER CONTINGENCY

&

COLD WEATHER WARMING CENTER

November 2nd – April 1st

 

The Winter Contingency Plan & Cold Weather Warming Center has been developed to provide relief to the homeless of Kosciusko County when inclement weather occurs.  It is to be implemented when weather conditions are triggered as outlined below. This plan is intended to serve as a guide to prevent homeless individuals from serious harm or death during the winter season each year.

 

Any individual or agency may learn if a weather night has been declared by calling Fellowship Missions at (574) 268-9555 or by visiting fellowshipmissions.net/services/.  The status will be updated daily by no later than 3:00 PM.

 

WINTER CONTINGENCY POLICY

 

A “Weather Night” will be declared when one or more of the following conditions exist:

The temperature is at or will fall to 32° F (or below) anytime during the overnight period.
The wind chill factor is at or will fall to 32° F (or below) anytime during the overnight period.
There are, or will be, blizzard conditions anytime during the overnight period.

Once the shelter’s beds are full, we will start placing individuals on cots for their overnight stay. Fellowship Missions will begin taking overflow at 4pm.

Men, women and children may come to Fellowship Missions for weather night beds on declared Weather Nights between the hours of 1pm5pm.  Intakes after 5pm will be taken by referral only.

 


COLD WEATHER WARMING CENTER POLICY

Cold Weather Warming Center will be open when one or more of the following conditions exist:

The temperature is at or will fall to 32° F (or below) anytime during the day.
The wind chill factor is at or will fall to 32° F (or below) anytime during the day.
There are, or will be, blizzard conditions anytime during the day.

Operation hours are:

Monday – Friday: 9am until 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: 1pm – 4pm

WINTER CONTINGENCY & COLD WEATHER WARMING CENTER RULES/ COVID PROTOCOL

Temperature checks will be done upon entry
Mask MUST be worn the whole time NO EXCEPTIONS
Everyone must fill out our COVID-19 Questionnaire
There shall be ZERO tolerance for drug and/or alcohol use on the premises. Any person using on site has chosen to be permanently barred from property and services. Everyone will need to pass a breathalyzer before they are allowed to enter.
No weapons of any kind will be allowed on the property.