Shelters open for homeless residents during holiday storm

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SAN DIEGO — Father Joe’s Villages and Connections Housing will accommodate more than 160 additional homeless residents needing shelter Wednesday and Thursday due to forecasted rain.

Father Joe’s and Connections Housing regularly expand their shelter services temporarily when temperatures drop below 50 degrees and the chance of rain is higher than 40%, the temperature falls below 45 degrees regardless of the chance of rain or sustained high winds are predicted.

The expansions are funded through a partnership with the San Diego Housing Commission and the city of San Diego.

Father Joe’s can shelter an additional 134 residents throughout both nights while Connections Housing can add up to 30 residents. Check-in at Father Joe’s begins at 4 p.m. both nights and residents are expected to check out by 5 the next morning. Check-in at Connections Housing runs from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and residents are expected to check out by 7 the following morning.

Residents spending the nights at either of the two shelters will have meals provided to them. Residents can dial 211 or visit to find out more about the Inclement Weather Shelter Program.

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