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Ross Community Action Opens Emergency Shelter

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To prepare for the first major cold snap of the winter, Ross Community Action has opened their emergency shelter at 400 East Seventh Street in Chillicothe.

The shelter will be open beginning at 8:00 P.M. starting February 8th, with the shelter open between 8:00 P.M. and 9:00 A.M. each day, with entry only allowed between 8pm-10pm.

Free transportation to the shelter is being offered to individuals needing shelter from extreme cold temperatures. The forecast shows the Scioto Valley could be in for single digits overnight, later this week.

Transportation will be available to the shelter between February 8th and March 31st, with walk-ins also allowed between 8pm-10pm.

Pick up times for those needing transportation to the shelter will be between 8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. at the following locations:

Ross County Community Center at 300 East Second Street by 8pm,

Yoctangee Park Lion’s Club Shelter by 8:30pm,

Valero Station at 520 South Paint Street by 8pm,

Behind Centerpoint Church at 144 Consumer Drive by 8pm,

The vacant lot behind Holiday Inn at 1005 East Main Street by 8pm,

Behind Japanese Steakhouse/Odd Lots at North Bridge Street by 8:30pm.

Transportation will also be available back to these locations from the shelter between 7:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. the following days.

The shelter will provide light snacks, access to resources and shower availability. Large carts are not permitted and all items must be secured. Only trained service animals are permitted on bus.

For shelter questions, call (740) 702-7222.