El Monte Teams Up with East SGV Coalition to Provide Winter Shelter for the Homeless

Chelsea Dickerson
December 24, 2013 • 385 views

Each year, as winter approaches and temperatures drop, people experiencing homelessness have a much higher risk of developing exposure-related conditions such as hypothermia and frostbite than the general population.
In an effort to help our homeless or near-homeless neighbors, the City of El Monte has partnered with the East San Gabriel Valley Coalition for the Homeless, and a variety of other public agencies, private organizations, foundations, and ecumenical groups in the community to provide the Winter Shelter Program for the homeless.
The program will operate continuously until March 2, 2014 – providing shelter from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. every night. Shelter locations in the San Gabriel Valley include West Covina, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Valinda, and Rowland Heights.
At the shelter clients will be provided food, clothing, hygiene kits, soap and towels for the showers.
Transportation to the shelters is available.  Two daily bus pick-ups are scheduled in El Monte from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m, with a third in Baldwin Park. Bus pick-up points scheduled as follows:
• 5 – 5:10 p.m. Boys and Girls Club Parking Lot (2740 Mountain View Road at Mountain View and Magnolia Avenue)
• 5:20 – 5:30 p.m. Pioneer Park Parking Lot (3535 Santa Anita Avenue at Santa Anita Avenue and Ramona Avenue)
• 5:50 – 6:00 p.m. Home Depot Parking Lot (3200 Puente Avenue, Baldwin Park at southeast corner near 10 Freeway and Puente Avenue)

For more information regarding shelter schedules and locations, visit www.elmonteca.gov or call the shelter phone at (626) 252-9060.

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