4 ways to keep neighbors safe and warm this winter.

11.11.19

Baltimore gets dangerously cold, and too many of our neighbors are out there.

Want to help, but don’t know how? Here are four simple things you can do to make a difference in someone’s life this winter. 

1. Keep up with Code Blue Alerts

When winter weather poses a threat to the life or health of residents, the Health Commissioner declares a Code Blue. During a Code Blue, warming centers and additional emergency shelters open for those without a safe place to stay.

Stay up to date by:

 

Following us on social media for real time updates. 

        

Learning more about warming centers and emergency shelters near you: 

Emergency Shelters   Warming Centers

Baltimore County Warming Centers can be found here


2. Know who to call for help

if you see someone in need of shelter, Call:

  • 211: Operators will provide shelter locations and safety tips during Code Blues. 
  • 911: Call for medical attention in case of a weather-related emergency 

3. Connect people with local resources

Have printed resources on hand:


4. Carry or donate winter essentials

giving an extra snack or a warm scarf makes a night on the street a bit more manageable. 

Here's what a few of our Facebook followers keep on hand to give: 

Get ideas for useful items to carry and instructions for donating street survival kits for our staff to distribute:

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