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LIST: Warming centers and shelters opening in the Valley

2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Tuesday, December 20 2022 Dec 20, 2022 December 20, 2022 4:08 PM December 20, 2022 in News - Local
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Officials are opening warm shelters as a cold front makes its way through the Rio Grande Valley on Thursday and into the weekend. 

The article will be updated throughout as more shelters are announced.

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CAMERON COUNTY

City of Brownsville

Downtown Recreation Center
Located at 1338 E 8th St.
Runs from Thursday, Dec. 22 at 8 a.m. through Saturday, Dec. 24 at midnight
Pets are allowed if crated and leashed. 

• Ozanam Center 
Located at 656 N. Minnesota Ave 
Open: 24/7 beginning on Wednesday, December 21st. 

• Good Neighbor Settlement Home 
Located at 1254 E. Tyler Street 
Open: from 8 p.m. – 6 p.m. Will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26.

City of Harlingen

Harlingen Community Center
Located at 201 E. Madison Ave.
Starts Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. 
Residents are asked to bring necessities such as food, water, prescription medication, pillows and other items.

Loaves and Fishes
Located at
514 South E. Street
Opens Thursday, Dec, 22 at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 22nd through Sunday, December 25th. 

City of La Feria

• La Feria Fire Station 
Located at 200 E. Business 83
Opens Thursday, Dec, 22 at 6 p.m. 

City of Port Isabel

Port Isabel Police Department
Located at 110 W Hickman Ave.
Runs from Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. and will remain open through Saturday, Dec. 24.

City of San Benito

San Benito Community Center
Located at 210 E. Heywood St. 
Starts Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. through Sunday, Dec. 25 at 8 a.m. 
Residents are asked to bring necessities such as food, water, prescription medication, pillows and other items.
A limited number of cots will be available. Residents may bring their own small air mattresses or sleeping pads.
No pets allowed except for properly documented service animals. 

HIDALGO COUNTY

City of Alamo

Alamo Middle School
Located at 1819 US-83 Bus,
Opens Thursday, Dec 22 at 5 p.m. 
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided 
All individuals seeking shelter are encouraged to bring their own blankets, pillows, medications, personal toiletries, and their pets on leashes.

City of Edinburg

• Sekula Memorial Library
Located at 1906 S Closner BLVD.
Opens Thursday, Dec 22 through Saturday, Dec. 24 from 8 p.m. – 8 a.m.
Residents are asked to pack and bring essential items with them to the shelter, including medication, personal identification, toiletry items, blankets, and pillows.
No pets allowed.

City of Hidalgo

• Hidalgo Youth Center
Located at 122 2nd St
Opens Thursday, Dec 22 from 7:00pm to 10:00am
There will be blankets, hot chocolate, coffee, sandwiches, drinks and snacks for anyone who needs a place to stay warm overnight.

City of McAllen

The Salvation Army
Located at 1600 N. 23rd St. 
Starts Thursday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. and will remain open as long as temperatures remain at 50 degrees Fahrenheit or below. 

Las Palmas Community Center 

Located at 1921 N. 25th Street
Starts Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. and will remain open until Saturday, Dec. 24.
Residents are asked to bring non-perishable food, water, prescription medication, toiletry items, pillow and sleeping bags. A limited number of cots will be available.
No pets allowed except documented service animals. 
Call 956-681-3350 for more information. 

City of Pharr

Warming center at Zeke Martinez Gym, at Rembrandt Early College High School
Located at 1200 East Kelly Road
Runs from Wednesday, Dec. 21 through Saturday, Dec. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Residents are asked to pack necessities such as a blanket, pillow, medication, identification, toiletry items, and snacks.
No pets will be allowed

PSJA North Early College High School
Located at 500 E. Nolana Loop
Opens Thursday, Dec 22 at 5 p.m. 
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided 
All individuals seeking shelter are encouraged to bring their own blankets, pillows, medications, personal toiletries, and their pets on leashes.

• Escalante Middle School
Located at 6123 S Cage Blvd. 
Opens Thursday, Dec 22 at 5 p.m. 
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided 
All individuals seeking shelter are encouraged to bring their own blankets, pillows, medications, personal toiletries, and their pets on leashes.

City of Mercedes

Warming shelter at Mercedes Safe Room Community Recreation Center
Located at 1202 N. Vermont Avenue
Runs from Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 23 at midnight. Shelter will remain open after midnight if patrons take advantage of the shelter.
Residents must bring their own: blankets, pillows, food, snacks and medications.
No pets allowed
Call 956-565-3114 for more information

City of Mission

Warming shelter at Mission Parks & Recreation Building
Located at 721 N. Bryan Road
Runs from Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 23 at 8 a.m.

City of Progreso

Dorothy Thompson middle school Located at 108 business FM 1015 Opens Thursday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. – 8 a.m. Will remain open through Friday if needed. Progreso fire department will provide cots. Bring pillows, blankest, medication and food. No pets allowed.
For more information, please call 956-565-9202

City of San Juan

• Yzaguirre Middle School
Located at 605 E. Farm to Market Road 495
Opens Thursday, Dec 22 at 5 p.m. 
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided 
All individuals seeking shelter are encouraged to bring their own blankets, pillows, medications, personal toiletries, and their pets on leashes.

City of Progreso

Warming shelter at Dorothy Thompson Middle School
Located at108 Business FM 1015 
Opens Thursday, Dec. 22 from, 6 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Bring pillow, blankets, medication, and food. Cots will be provided.
No pets allowed.
For more information, call 956-565-9202

STARR COUNTY

City of Escobares

Escobares Community Center
Located at 4892 Old Hwy 83
Starts Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 23 at 8 a.m. and Friday, Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m. to Saturday, Dec. 24 at 9 a.m.

City of La Grulla

Child Advocacy Center
Located at 381 Leopoldo Longoria Street
Starts Thursday, Dec. 22 through Friday, Dec. 23 from 8 p.m. to 5 p.m.

City of Rio Grande City

First Baptist Church
Located at 1196 W. Main Street
Starts Thursday, Dec. 22 through Saturday, Dec. 25 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Wings on Fire Minsitry
Located at 1207 N. Avasolo Street
Call 956-353-5156 for more information

City of Roma

Emergency warming shelter at 229th DA Crime Victims Center
Located at 1334 4th St. Roma
Runs Thursday, Dec. 22 and Friday, Dec 23 from 6 p.m. - 9 a.m.
Those attending must call or text to reserve a spot at 956-476-8109 or 956-476-8108
Residents must bring their own: blankets, pillows, food, snacks and medications.
Masks are recommended

City of San Isidro

Abel Gonzalez Community Center
Located at 5101 FM 1017
Runs from Thursday, Dec. 22 through Saturday, Dec. 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m.

WILLACY COUNTY

City of San Perlita

• San Perlita Community Center
Located at 14085 FM2209 North
Opens Thursday, Dec 22 at 8 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 24 at 8 a.m. Residents are asked to bring medications, pillows and blankets and non-perishable food and snacks.

City of Raymondville

• Raymondville Fire Station
Located at 547 W. Hidalgo Ave.
Opens Thursday, Dec 22 at 8 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 24 at 8 a.m. Residents are asked to bring medications, pillows and blankets and non-perishable food and snacks.

Alternative location if more warming centers are needed

• Willacy County Sheriff’s Lobby
Located at 1371 Industrial Drive
Opens Thursday, Dec 22 at 8 p.m. through Saturday, Dec. 24 at 8 a.m. Residents are asked to bring medications, pillows and blankets and non-perishable food and snacks.

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