Warming centers available for county residents in need

County executive urges residents to check on their elderly neighbors and friends


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— Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus is reminding residents that the County Department of Social Services and municipally operated warming centers are available to them during the winter months.

“We want all of our residents to remain safe and warm throughout the winter months,” Neuhaus said. “This week’s weather has been particularly harsh and I urge anyone who is in need of shelter to take advantage of these warming centers. I appreciate all of the facilities that open their doors to help the less fortunate in our community. Their unwavering support of those most vulnerable is much appreciated.”

Senior citizens are at higher risk for hypothermia than other adults. Residents should check in on their elderly neighbors, friends and relatives during the cold-weather in order to make sure their heating systems are working, they are keeping warm and they have the supplies and medicine they need.

If you or someone you know is need of assistance, visit the County’s Housing Resource Center, 280 Broadway in Newburgh, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; or call Helping Others Needing Our Resources (HONOR), Orange County’s contracted homeless provider, for assistance at 343-7115. HONOR is open 24 hours a day.

Several municipalities in Orange County are currently operating warming centers and outreach for those in need. Those locations include but are not limited to:

HONOR

38 Seward Avenue

Middletown

Contact: 845-343-7115

Newburgh Ministry

104 S. Lander Street

Newburgh

Contact: 845-561-4365

Port Jervis Warming Center

St Peter’s Lutheran Church

31 West Main Street

Port Jervis

845-856-1033

Middletown Warming Station

St. Paul’s Church

58 Main Street (entrance on Mulberry Street)

Middletown

St. Anne’s Church/Chapel of Sacred Heart

151 Stage Road

Monroe

Contact: 845-782-8510, ext. 225

“This week’s weather has been particularly harsh and I urge anyone who is in need of shelter to take advantage of these warming centers."
County Executive Steve Neuhaus


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