January 30, 2019 Blog

It’s Cold Outside, Here is Where You Can Get Warm

Northern Kentucky

Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky

Covington, KY 41011

9.55 miles from city center Florence

(859) 291-4555

Winter Emergency Shelter operates November 1st- March 31st Adult men and women 18+ First come first serve with a KY ID


Fairhaven Rescue Mission

Covington, KY 41012

9.16 miles from city center Florence


Mens homeless and emergency shelter


Brighton Center

Covington, KY 41014

8.96 miles from city center Florence


Emergency shelter for runaways ages 11 – 17 years old.



Operates a winter shelter at the David and Rebecca Barron Center for Men at 411 Gest Street in Queensgate. The shelter is open from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for men and women over the age of 18.


The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is also welcoming those who would like a place to warm up. Officials said library branches will be open during normal business hours. Residents can find their nearest library location and hours of operation by clicking or tapping here.


The R.C. Durr YMCA in Boone County will be opening it’s doors during normal hours 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. to the community as a warming center.

Transportation to the shelter will be provided by Cincinnati Brew Bus and New Prospect Baptist Church. The buses will pick up people outside of the Winter Shelter at 411 Gest St. and transport them to Gabriel’s Place, 3618 Reading Road.


Central Kentucky

Fayette County

Call 211 for emergency shelter assistance


Scott County

Scott County Senior Center – 800 Cincinnati Rd.

Church of the Nazarene – 726 Lemons Mill Rd.

Great Crossing Baptist 3309 Stamping Ground Rd.

Penn Memorial Baptist Church on Main Street in Stamping Ground


Mercer County

Lions Park Community Center – Tuesday and Wednesday 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.


Garrard County

Lancaster Baptist Church


Rowan County

Gateway Homeless Center – Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Louisville Area

Coalition for the Homeless

(502) 636-9550

Family Emergency Shelter

(502) 636-0816

Center For Women & Families

(502) 581-7200


Wayside Christian Mission

(502) 742-6166


YMCA Safe Place Services

(502) 635-5233

Open 24 hours


East Kentucky

The First Christian Church in Paintsville will open a warming center Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.


The Creek Church in London will be open Wednesday starting at 7 a.m.


Prestonsburg Church of God will have a warming center open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. They also say people need to be checked in by 10 p.m.


In Laurel County, the London Fire Department and East Bernstadt Fire Department will open warming centers from Tuesday night until Thursday at 10 a.m.


West Kentucky



Fulton County and Hickman County

If you are in need of a warm place to go in Fulton County or Hickman County, contact the Fulton County Kentucky Sheriff’s Office at 270-236-3015. Fulton County Transit will provide transportation.


Pennyrile Area Development District Hopkinsville

Hopkinsville, KY 42240



The First Baptist Church in Mayfield is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during weekdays.


Other locations include the Hardin Community Center, which opened yesterday. If you’re in need of shelter, it’s open tonight from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.


Joe Creason Community Center in Benton. Open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. tonight and Thursday.