CODE BLUE 32 was published Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon.
BUFFALO, NY — Code Blue 32 was in effect for the city of Buffalo and southern Erie County on Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon as the weather cooled again.
The next night shelter will open Wednesday night.
- Holy Cross at 412 Niagara St., Buffalo, NY, open 6pm to 7am. Those who come to this shelter must be able to use the stairs.
- 586 Genesee St., Buffalo, 14204; accessible location, open 6pm-7am (This location used to be a women’s shelter, but is now open to everyone due to Code Blue.)
- ROC Code Blue Temporary Housing, open 7pm to 7am
Between 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM you must head to the NFTA Metro Transportation Center. Waiting at the NFTA outside the hours provided is not permitted.
Those who need a place to go on Thursdays can go to the ROC from 7am to 7pm and 586 Genesee St. from 7am to 7pm.
For transportation to the ROC Code Blue Shelter, call (716) 222-4020 or 716-240-2220 ext. 106.
Temperatures below freezing or below 15 degrees Fahrenheit will trigger one of two alerts: Code Blue 32 or Code Blue 15. Additional responses are triggered in the event of a near-0 degree emergency or extreme weather. But all code blues lead to the opening of daytime warming shelters and accommodation in two places, if not more.
Helpful numbers and resources:
- City of Buffalo Code Blue updates are available by texting CodeBlueBuffalo at 898-211.
- The Rural Outreach Center serves individuals in Southern Erie County. If you are in Southern Erie County and need shelter, call (716) 240-2220 x106. The center has an outreach van that picks up individuals from 7pm on nights when the temperature is below 32 degrees.
- Southern Erie Code Blue updates are available by texting CodeBlueSouthernErie at 898-211.
- If you live outside of Erie County, contact your local law enforcement agency or call 211 to get the Code Blue option.
- WNY Coalition for the Homeless Website
- WNY Coalition for the Homeless Facebook
- WNY Coalition for the Homeless