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Rec centers in Baltimore to double as winter emergency shelters for the homeless

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 18:14:56-05

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City will be increasing access to emergency services for those experiencing homelessness by converting two recreation centers into winter emergency shelters.

The centers will double as shelters when wind chill temperatures hit 32 degrees or below and a Winter Shelter Declaration is issued.

The shelters are: Greenmount Recreation Center (2304 Greenmount Avenue) and Robert C. Marshall Recreation Center (1201 Pennsylvania Avenue).

Between the hours of 3PM and 10AM, the Greenmount Rec Center will provide temporary shelter for homeless women, while the Robert C. Marshall Rec Center will provide temporary shelter for homeless couples.

Services can be accessed by calling the Coordinated Entry Line at 443-984-9540 or dialing 211.