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City of Lexington activates emergency winter weather plan for homeless

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Posted at 9:17 AM, Dec 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-03 09:22:12-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The city of Lexington activated the Emergency Winter Weather Plan on Dec. 2. The program, which helps those in need of shelter, will run through Thursday, Dec. 5.

The Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention has activated their Emergency Winter Weather Plan due to plummeting temperatures.

The plan includes expanded shelter services and free transportation to shelters. Anyone needing assistance can dial 2-1-1, text their zip code to 898211 or visit uwbg211.org for locations of shelters and other resources in Lexington and the surrounding counties.

Anyone wishing to report someone who may need a ride to shelter can call or text the Catholic Action Center’s Compassionate Caravan at (859) 255-0301. You may also contact the HopeMobile for referrals at (859) 252-7881. Messages are received and followed up on, but not always returned.