Winter Shelter

                                                 Blue Cold Thermometer with a Snowflake


From October 15, 2022, through April 1, 2023, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) will provide extended emergency shelter to all people experiencing homelessness on nights when the temperature with wind chill reaches freezing (32 degrees and below). 

Please contact our Coordinated Entry line at 443-984-9540 to request shelter referrals between 8:30 am to 9:00 pm, on days that Winter Shelter is active. Community partners and shelter seekers can contact the Winter Shelter locations directly between the hours of 9:00 pm-12 midnight on Winter Shelter days: Lockerman Bundy at 410-396-9468 or 410-396-9469, and MCVET at 410-576-9626 ext. 215.

The following locations will serve as transportation pick-up and drop-off locations for single adults seeking shelter Monday – Friday:

*Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET)

301 N. High Street

*Lockerman Bundy Elementary School

301 N. Pulaski Street

Health Care for the Homeless

421 Fallsway

Beans & Bread

402 S. Bond Street

My Sister’s Place

17 W. Franklin Street

*Winter Shelter Sites

Shelter seekers should plan to arrive at one of the designated shuttle stops between 4:00 pm-7:30 pm to allow sufficient time for transportation to overflow shelter facilities and dinner service.  Transportation to overflow shelter will end at 8:00 pm.

Participating shelters will provide accommodations from 4:00 pm to 9:00 am the next morning.  Each person will be provided with dinner and breakfast, access to shower and laundry services, and transportation to/from the shelter.

Winter Shelter Notifications

Each time a winter shelter night is activated (nights when it is 32 degrees or below with wind chill), MOHS will notify government agencies, hospitals, Continuum of Care members, homeless service providers, general public and individuals in need of shelter through several outlets including but not limited to this website, e-blasts, social media, and street outreach.  Individuals can access real-time information by calling 311 and 211 to find out if it is a winter shelter night and how to access shelter.  Individuals in need of language translation are encouraged to call 211 to receive winter shelter information.  Individuals with vision or hearing impairment may access these hotline services through MD Relay 711.

MOHS will also coordinate street outreach teams to notify unsheltered individuals without access to phone or internet about winter shelter availability.   

Daily notifications will go out no later than 2 pm but typically are sent out much earlier and for several winter shelter days at a time if the forecast is predicting prolonged cold weather.