City Urges People to Seek Shelter from Freezing Cold

By City News Service

Mayor Eric Garcetti today urged people without a warm roof over their heads to seek protection from the chilly weather at shelters set up around Los Angeles County.

“If you do not have shelter or your residence is not warm enough, call our winter shelter hotline or go to a designated pick-up point to be transported to a shelter,” Garcetti said.

To find the nearest 24-hour winter shelter, call the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s hotline at (800) 548-6047 or visit www.lahsa.org.

The disability-accessible hotline is at (800) 660-4026.

A shuttle in Venice will transport people from Market Street and Ocean

Front Walk to a shelter each night between 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

Free hot meals are available at Fred Jordan Mission, 445 Towne Ave., which can be reached at (626) 915-1981.

Shelter can be found at:

— Greater Community Missionary Baptist Church, 11066 Norris Ave., in

Pacoima;

— Bethel Church, 7900 S. Western Ave., in South Los Angeles;

— Testimonial Church, 5701 S. Western Ave.;

— 7326 S. Broadway;

— Bryant Temple AME Church, 2514 W. Vernon Ave.;

— The Salvation Army, 5600 Rickenbacker Road, in Bell;

— Grace Resources, 44611 Yucca Ave., in Lancaster;

— Bridge to Home, 23029 Drayton St., in Santa Clarita;

— Volunteers of America, 600 S. Park Ave., in Pomona;

— Long Beach Rescue Mission, 6845 Atlantic Ave.;

— Union Rescue Mission, 545 S. San Pedro St., which can be reached at (213) 347-6300, with more information at www.urm.org ;

— Los Angeles Mission, 303 E. 5th St., which can be reached at (213) 629-1227;

— Midnight Mission, 601 S. San Pedro St., which can be reached at (213) 624-9258; and

— Downtown Women’s Center, 442 S. San Pedro St., which is open to women and only during the daytime, and can be reached at (213) 680-0600 or info@DWCweb.org

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