Inclement Weather Activation
In accordance with Chapter 45 of the City Code, the Director of the Office of Homeless Solutions may activate Temporary Inclement Weather Shelters (TIWS) during certain conditions.
Cold weather advisory criteria include the following:
- Temperature 36 degrees in wet conditions with 50% precipitation or greater predicted OR
- Temperature 32 degrees in dry conditions for three or more consecutive hours between the hours of 4 pm and 8 am.
Inclement Weather Shelters
CHECK BANNER FOR CURRENT SHELTER LOCATIONS DURING ACTIVATION
While Temporary Inclement Weather Shelter locations will change to accommodate the various needs in each situation, the below is the main location, which will be utilized when inclement weather is activated:
To find an inclement weather shelter near you or to get transportation to a shelter, please call 311.
Neighbors on the street can be referred to any of the listed locations here, to get a ride to shelter. In addition, DART and Police (and other City Vehicles) can drop people at the nearest one of these locations if an IWS is too far away.
If your organization would like to apply to become a temporary inclement weather shelter, please click here.
PLEASE NOTE: ALL RECREATION CENTERS ARE CLOSED DURING THIS INCLEMENT WEATHER SERVICE. PLEASE CALL 311 TO SEEK SHELTER.
Though we strongly encourage all unsheltered neighbors to seek warm shelter during this type of weather, we must acknowledge that there are those who will refuse. In order to offer our unsheltered neighbors, the best chance of survival, our Street Outreach teams will hand out cold weather packets including a hat, gloves, a mylar blanket, and hand and foot warmers.
Individual cold weather packets may also be picked up at the following locations. Packets are intended for use by individuals refusing to seek shelter in emergency, cold weather situations. If you are aware of individuals refusing to seek shelter, please contact OHS at OHSinfo@dallas.gov for further information on accessing these kits.
- Kidd Springs Recreation Center
- Samuell-Grand Recreation Center
- Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center
- Kiest Park Recreation Center
- Pleasant Oaks Recreation Center
- Jaycee-Zaragoza Recreation Center
- MLK Recreation Center
- Singing Hills Recreation Center
- Harry Stone Recreation Center
- Lake Highlands Recreation Center
- Fretz Recreation Center
- Timberglen Recreation Center
- Marcus Recreation Center
- Exall Recreation Center
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