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DFW Homeless Shelters Prepare For Another Cold Night

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - After providing shelter for people experiencing homelessness from the brutal cold and wind last night, local organizations are preparing to do so again tonight.

Faith-based homeless organization OurCalling said that on the night of Jan 1, it sheltered over 150 men and women who are homeless. 50 others were placed at other locations, and an undisclosed number who tested positive for COVID-19 were sent to quarantine shelters.

The Dallas Office of Homeless Solutions also announced it was extending the opening of inclement weather shelters through Monday, Jan 3 and potentially other days this week if necessary.

OurCalling said they expect to hit full capacity again tonight as temperatures drop as low as 22 degrees. In addition to the City of Dallas shelters, Oak Lawn United Methodist Church will be open as well.

The shelter will close for an hour or two for a quick cleanup, but will open again by 4:30 p.m. at the latest.

The shelters also said they will continue testing for COVID-19, and that a quarantine shelter has been set up for those who test positive.

Hot meals, medical services, and transportation will be available at every shelter.

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