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Overnight Winter Warming Spaces open in St. Paul for residents facing homelessness

Ramsey County has officially opened its first Winter Warming Space of the season in St. Paul for single adults and couples. Additionally, on Dec. 1, another St. Paul Winter Warming Space will open designed specifically for families and youth ages 14 to 24. 

The Warming spaces will be hosted at the St. Paul Opportunity Center, 422 Dorothy Day Place, and Central Baptist Church, 420 N. Roy St. The Opportunity Center will host single adults and couples while the Central Baptist Church location, opening on December 1, is specifically for families and youth.

The warming space locations will remain open every night through the end of March 2024 from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m. They will provide seating, blankets, light snacks and hot beverages such as hot cocoa and coffee. Warming essentials like hats and gloves will also be provided to those in need of cold weather supplies. 

Ramsey County staff will be available to answer calls at 651-266-1050 and respond to emails sent to from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m., facilitating referrals to available warming spaces or additional shelter beds. Furthermore, staff will operate a free shuttle van service, ensuring transportation to and from Winter Warming Space locations from designated pickup points every day running from 6 p.m. to 9 a.m.

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