This week’s schedule:

Today, Jan. 28 – Open: All programs

Thursday, Jan. 29 – Closed: Head Start Classrooms

Friday, Jan. 30 – Closed: WBCH Preschool and Head Start Classrooms

The snow may be gone but mind the forecasts and keep yourself sheltered and protected cold temperatures are still here. So, bundle up in layers – don’t forget HAT and GLOVES. 

Remember that you can also DEHYDRATE in winter, so drink plenty of fluids – especially water, and keep your skin’s exposure to the elements to a minimum.

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION:

Shelter and other services offered by the city of Richmond

The City’s Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will open tonight, Jan. 26, Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Wednesday, Jan. 28 as overnight temperatures are forecasted to remain at or below 40 degrees during this time period. The overflow shelter is located in the City’s Public Safety Building at 505 North 9th Street. The shelter entrance is the second entrance on the 9th Street side of the building closest to Leigh Street. The shelter opens at 7 p.m. and closes the following morning at 6 a.m. Shelter registration will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food will not be provided and pets are not allowed.

The City’s Cold Weather Day Warming site is open today, Jan. 26, Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Wednesday, Jan. 28 from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day warming site is located in the Public Safety Building, 505 North 9th Street.

*** Residents in need of overnight shelter are asked to report to Commonwealth Catholic Charities Homeless Point of Entry by 5 p.m. each day for a comprehensive intake and referral to the appropriate shelter. Commonwealth Catholic Charities Homeless Point of Entry is located at 511 West Grace Street. A referral to the Cold Weather Overflow Shelter will be provided to individuals who are not eligible for an existing shelter or if all available beds have been filled. Individuals seeking access to the Overflow Shelter must have a referral.***

The City’s Department of Social Services provides emergency assistance with gas and electric disconnection notices for residents who qualify. Residents can also call the Fuel Line at (804) 646-7046.

Elderly or residents with disabilities may also contact Senior Connections for assistance at (804) 343-3000, Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Businesses have a critical role in emergency preparedness. Putting such a plan in place now will improve the likelihood that your business or company will survive and recover from emergencies or disasters. Visit www.ready.gov/business for more information.

For up-to-date information and additional instructions from the City of Richmond, please visit www.Richmondgov.com, follow the City on Twitter @CityRichmondVA, and stay tuned to local radio and television stations.