The first month of the Cold Weather Emergency Program is in the books. December overnight stays were 1164, 308 of those were women and children. The purpose of this program remains the same as it has for 21 years: to make sure that no one freezes to death during the coldest time of the year. The Cold Weather Emergency Program is a collaborative effort with the Rescue Mission, Help Hotline, and partner agencies within the Mahoning County Homeless Continuum of Care.
The Cold Weather Emergency Program will continue until the last day of March. Those in need of emergency shelter need to call 211 for information and transportation to the a shelter. “There is a warm place to sleep tonight.”