Arlington’s Homeless Emergency Weather Shelter Plan Activated Jan. 27, 2024
By Susan Schrock, Office of Communications
Posted on January 26, 2024, January 26, 2024

Emergency Cold Weather Shelters

The City of Arlington’s Homeless Emergency Weather Shelter plan will be activated Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024. . Shelters are on standby to remain activated thru Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024, pending weather conditions.

The shelters shall remain activated if temperatures reach 39 degrees or less for four (4) or more consecutive hours overnight.

Please note, the City of Arlington’s Inclement Weather Shelter text alerts line has a number phone number for subscribers. Text ARLCOLD to 877-799-4950 to sign up for Arlington text alerts about our inclement weather shelters. Currently enrolled alert recipients shall continue receiving notifications and will not have to re-register.

Protocol for Arlington Life Shelter Cold Weather Check-in

  • Guests should enter through the entrance located on the east side of the building.
  • Intake shall begin this afternoon from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Meals will be served.
  • IDs are required. Exceptions are police drop offs, verified by the Arlington Police Department.
  • The Arlington Life Shelter is located at 325 West Division St. The main number is 817-548-9885 ext. 3312.
  • Please note: The Arlington Life Shelter has availability for 10 individuals (five women/five men).

Protocol for Salvation Army Cold Weather Check-in

  • The Salvation Army is located at 712 West Abram St. For questions, please dial 817-860-1836.
  • Intake shall begin this afternoon from 7p.m. to 10 p.m. (Exceptions will be made for drop offs by the Arlington Police Department after hours).
  • Meals will be served.

Resources for Homeless Guests with Pets

 The Arlington Animal Services Shelter accepts pets of homeless individuals as capacity allows.

City of Arlington Animal Services Manager Ashley Woolnough, [email protected]

Want to Help?

The Salvation Army welcomes volunteers from the community to assist during inclement weather activations. Contact the organization directly to learn how to assist.

During times of inclement weather, shelters can use additional blankets, hand warmers and hats.
Please be mindful to donate directly to our shelters and other partnering agencies, so they can distribute items to those as they need them most. Click here to see a list of homeless service providers in Arlington.

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