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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Cold Weather Shelter Available in Westmoreland County


The shelters provide emergency lodging to those who are homeless or unable to adequately heat their homes on cold winter nights.  The shelters will operate out of the Welcome Home Shelter in Greensburg and the Union Mission in Latrobe. They will open from 8 pm – 8 am on nights when the temperature is 25 degrees or colder. The shelters will remain in service through March 31, 2019.

The shelters also provide guests with free food and service referrals, depending on their circumstances.

To check if the shelters will open on a given evening, individuals can call the Welcome Home Shelter (Women and Family Shelter) at 724-838-9133 or the Union Mission (Men's Shelter) at 724-539-3550.

Jan 29, 2019 Update:

Cold temperatures and wind will make for very cold wind chill values Wednesday January 30 and Thursday January 31. Wind chills during the day Wednesday will generally be between -5 and -20, dropping to -15 to -30 by Thursday morning. Wind Chill advisories and warnings are likely.

The following municipalities will be providing warming shelters as follows:

(Women and family) Welcome Home Shelter, 218 Maple Ave Ste 200, Greensburg, PA 15601, 8 pm - 8 am

Men's Shelter, Union Mission, 2217 Harrison Ave, Latrobe, PA 15650, 8 pm - 8 am

Lower Burrell
Lower Burrell VFD #3, Station 69, 3255 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, Jan 30 midnight - Feb 1 8 am

Murrysville Alliance Church 4130 Old Wm Penn Hwy. Murrysville, Pa 15668.

Anyone in need of emergency shelter or in need of special care during the cold temperatures please contact the MEEMA Emergency Management Coordinator Captain Chuck Tappe at or 724-309-2369

Salvation Army, 308 Schoonmaker Ave, Monessen, PA 15062, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monessen Civic Center, 9 Donner Ave, Monessen, PA 15062, open 24 hours

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