Just In: Code Blue Shelter Open Monday Night in Lower/Upper Bucks
Below Freezing temperatures are predicted for the next few days and with that organizations supporting the homeless are opening their Code Blue shelters Monday night.
Advocates for the Homeless and Those in Need (ATHN) announced earlier today the designated shelter location Shir Ami, 101 Richboro Road will be open to guests beginning at 8:30 pm tonight.
AHTN defines Code Blue as temperatures being 26 degrees or below including wind chill, according to its website.
The advocacy organization says Code Blue open closes status is determined by 12:00 pm each day during December – March by visiting their home page or calling 215-550-3868 x 100.
With temps expected to dip below 26 degrees at night until Wednesday, potential guests will want to check ATHN’s website daily or Facebook page for open/close status daily.
Those seeking refuge from the cold can access ATHN’s free pickup bus service beginning around 8 pm (Bus stop listing below)
Pick up times do vary based upon weather and number of passengers, says organization officials.
Guests needing a pick-up from the Morrisville Bus stop should call 215-550-3868 x100 and leave a message with their name, phone number, we will try our best to get a bus out for pick-up, said officials.
Guests will wake at 5:45 am and must depart by 6:30 am, either by own transportation or AHTN bus.
Additionally once at the shelter site guests will have access to an array of resources for help with their current housing challenge.
And as announced last month, Guests can now access the new Drop In center for the homeless launched by the Reach Out Foundation, at 153 Monroe Avenue, in Penndel.
ROF’s Drop-In Center is open from 7 am to 7 pm where guests can charge cell phones, take a shower, connect with community resources, and or attend support groups.
Lower Bucks Source will have a more in depth story about the Drop-In center in the coming days.
For more information about Reach Out’s programming and support please click here
Code Blue Shelter is for adults only. Should you be a family with children, please call Bucks County Housing Link at 1-800-810-4434.
If you know someone who is in need of shelter in Upper Bucks, a Code Blue was called there also. Please click here for shelter information and location
ATHN has been providing supportive services to displaced persons in Lower Bucks County since 2009.
Code Blue Bus Stops
Bristol Park Shopping Plaza – behind Ollie’s on Commerce Circle, beside the guard rail/street light marked green, Routes 13 and 413.
County Way – bus stop at the second stop sign (at the intersection of Library Way) coming from New Falls Road, near Five Points in Levittown.
Levittown Town Center on Route 13 – the vacant lot parking area closest to Route 13, across from Arby’s /Home Depot
Edgely Rd & Beaver Dam Road on the corner at the stop sign across from the Edgely Firehouse just off Route 13
Homeless Drop-Off Center/ Reach Out Foundation- Guests will be picked up from the rear of the building. AHTN Bus will be picking guests up by OLG Church parking lot.