HARTFORD, CT - The Hartford No Freeze Program will be offered by The Salvation Army beginning December 7th running through March 31st to protect the health and safety of people experiencing homelessness. Funding provided by the City of Hartford and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving will allow The Salvation Army to provide the following services:
The Salvation Army will provide shelter diversion and triage services from 4:00pm to 7:00pm each night. Any household experiencing homelessness is instructed to present at the triage center located at Center Church, Wednesday through Sunday and Hands on Hartford, Monday and Tuesday. Once a household arrives, staff will try to divert the client from the emergency shelter system. If the household cannot be diverted, staff will call area shelters to fill available beds. If all shelters are at max capacity, including the Marshall House Overflow/ No Freeze shelter for women and children, the following shelter services will be offered:
Families with Children:
The Salvation Army will provide a warming center starting December 7, 2017 through March 31, 2018 located at Willie Ware Community Center provided by the City of Hartford from 7:30 P.M. to 7:00 A.M. each day.
Clients will be provided with tables, chairs, and blankets during their stay at the warming center. Clients will also have access to restrooms, water, and nonperishable food. A Housing Case Worker will be on site 4 days a week for clients to work on tasks to assist them with obtaining housing. No household will be turned away from accessing triage or emergency shelter services unless they pose a safety risk to themselves or others.