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Fall River opening warm center, offering shelter, due to upcoming frigid weather



(FALL RIVER, MA- January 14th, 2022)- In response to the upcoming cold weather, the First Step Inn and the Timao Center, Fall River’s overflow homeless shelter, are prepared to accommodate anyone in need of shelter. Those seeking services should contact the First Step Inn by calling 508-679-8001 or 508-974-9972. The First Step Inn is located at 134 Durfee Street, Fall River.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, individuals will receive a Covid-19 test before being admitted to the shelter. Street outreach workers from the City of Fall River and Steppingstone Inc have been and will continue to patrol the city to ensure that anyone in need of shelter has access.

Wind chills are expected to be in the area of -13 degrees Saturday morning with wind gusts as strong as 40 mph.

On Saturday, January 15th, the Timao Center, located at 371 Bay St in Fall River, will also host a warming center from 7:30am – 3:30pm for anyone in need of temporary warming. Residents may drop in without calling.

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