Freezing Weather Plan

Anyone encountered that is sleeping outside in places not meant for human habitation should go to the Harford Community Action Agency (HCAA) located at 1010 Gateway Road, Edgewood, MD 21040 between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m..  Available beds in permanent shelters will be filled before the issuance of motel vouchers.  Because there will be no after-hours access to the shelter, please strongly urge anyone you encounter to go to HCAA immediately during normal business hours.  While the use of 2-1-1 is encouraged for resource and referral information, there will not be any additional assistance from 2-1-1 to access shelter after hours.

The Rotating Winter Shelter will begin Monday evening, 12/19/16.  Only those screened and approved by HCAA will be admitted to the Rotating Winter Shelter.

Please contact me should you have any questions.  Page 8 of the Harford County Emergency Preparedness Guide gives tips for handling cold weather. The Emergency Management website can be accessed at http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/165/Emergency-Services.