City of San Antonio, other agencies offer shelter for homeless population during weekend cold front

Shelters will offer sleeping arrangements, food, and additional cold-weather gear

SAN ANTONIO – With a cold front forecasted for San Antonio this weekend, the City of San Antonio and its partnering agencies are providing access to shelter and services to the homeless community.

City officials made the announcement Friday.

The cold front is expected to arrive Saturday night into Sunday, with a chance for rain and a significant drop in overnight temperatures.

Haven for Hope will be open to provide shelter to those experiencing homelessness. All clients will be able to sleep indoors and will be given additional clothing, including warm jackets, according to city leaders.

New clients at Haven for Hope are asked to visit its intake facility, which is currently operating out of the donation center at 1 Haven for Hope Way, between 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Individualized services will be available for clients after hours and on weekends, according to city officials.

The shelter will provide cold-weather sleeping accommodations and cold-weather kits, which will include sleeping bags, hand warmers, snacks and hygiene products.

Households with children are welcome at the shelter any day or time, 24/7.

The Salvation Army Dave Coy Men’s Shelter will also provide overnight shelter for those in need as the cold front sets in.

Nightly enrollment for the shelter will begin at 3 p.m. through 8 p.m., daily. Clients will have access to restroom and shower facilities, hygiene products, a bed with clean linens and meals, city officials said.

Those who seek assistance at the shelter must be 18-years-old or older and must have a picture ID on hand.

For those who are not looking for emergency shelter, city officials said the Department of Human Services’ Homeless Division, Have for Hope’s Outreach staff and other providers will offer additional assistance, which includes arranging transportation for shelter intake, and will distribute cold-weather gear, such as warm jackets and sleeping bags.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.