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"Hours after Ann Arbor residents woke to snow sticking to the ground for the first time this season, the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County announced emergency shelter options for those without a warm place to stay.

Starting Monday, Nov. 11, the shelter association will open up 113 additional beds at the Robert J. Delonis Center, 312 W. Huron St., and at religious congregations, according to a news release Thursday, Nov. 6. In addition, daytime warming centers will open Dec. 2.

Nighttime shelter will begin each evening following the open-to-the-public dinner at 5 p.m. at the Delonis Center. Services including case management, medical care and assistance finding housing also will be available.

More than 3,000 people experience some form of homelessness every year in the county, Morghan Williams Boydston, Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development human services manager, said in the release.

“It is especially dangerous for individuals and families to spend nights on streets, in cars, and other locations not meant for human habitation when the temperature drops below freezing, which is why we make these additional 113 beds available for the next several months," she said."


Extra beds, warming shelters available to Washtenaw County’s homeless in winter months

Additional beds will open starting Monday, Nov. 11.

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