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(February 12, 2016) Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin today announced that City officials have secured additional overnight shelter accommodations in the City of Hartford for citizens that can be used in conjunction with the State’s cold weather activation, accessed through 2-1-1. Yesterday, Mayor Bronin announced the opening of warming centers across the City to provide comfort during extreme cold weather over the weekend.  

“With freezing temperatures and the wind chill factor below zero, it’s critical that we secure enough space to accommodate any citizen in need,” Mayor Bronin said. “Additional cots will be provided to accommodate for over 200 citizens. I applaud the efforts of our Firefighters, Police Officers, and community volunteers who reacted swiftly in time of need.” 

The Hartford Fire Department and Hartford Police Department, with assistance from Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members, will assist in setting up cots and securing shelter accommodations at two new overnight locations. Additionally, the Salvation Army Rec Center at 100 Nelson Street will provide daytime shelter from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Sunday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday. 

Please contact 211 if you or someone you know is in need of overnight shelter or a warm place to stay.  There are many shelters in the City and region that can be accessed by calling 211.  The two new overnight warming centers for this weekend are listed below:  

Asylum Hill Congregational Church – 814 Asylum Avenue: 50 cots provided by the City of Hartford. Phone: (860)   525-5696

Open 5 p.m. – 7 a.m. Friday through Sunday. 

Harford Rescue Mission – 650 Windsor Street: 75 cots provided by the City of Hartford. Phone: 860-241-0989

Open 24 hours Friday through Sunday.



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