BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Warming shelters in the City of Buffalo and Southern Erie County will be open tonight and Monday as a code Blue 15 is activated.

The Western New York Coalition for the Homeless said Code Blue Clients can get bus tickets to shelters at the NFTA Metro Transportation Center from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They will not be allowed to wait at the center outside of those hours.

Here’s a look at shelters open Sunday night:

  • 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. – Holy Cross, 412 Niagara Street, Buffalo, 14201, not accessible, must be able to walk up and down stairs.
  • Open 24/7 – 586 Genesee St, Buffalo, 14204 – accessible location, (This location was formerly a women’s shelter but will be open to all for Code Blue.) 
  •  7 p.m. to 7 a.m. – Rural Outreach Center (ROC) Code Blue Shelter at 7207 Hunters Creek Rd Lot 15, Holland.

The Rural Outreach Center will be open Monday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 586 Genesee Street operates 24/7.

Those who need help getting to the ROC, call (716) 222-4020, or 716-240-2220 ext. 106. 

For Code Blue updates in Buffalo, text CodeBlueBuffalo to 898-211.
For Southern Erie County, text CodeBlueSouthernErie to 898-211.

For information on shelters outside of Buffalo and Southern Erie County, call law enforcement or dial 211.

Patrick Ryan is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2020. See more of his work here.

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