The following overnight shelters will be open from 8pm to 8am:
- Harbor House, 241 Genesee Street
- Holy Cross, 412 Niagara Street
- Rural Outreach Center, 765 Olean Road, East Aurora
Harbor House and the Rural Outreach Center will remain open tomorrow as a daytime warming center from 8am-8pm.
If you encounter individuals on the street within this time frame please direct them to our Code Blue Shelters; 7pm-9pm direct them to the NFTA Metro Transportation Center. If you see someone in need call 211 to have an outreach team dispatched from 7pm-11pm.
CODE BLUE CLIENTS will be NOT be permitted access to the NFTA METRO Transportation Center to obtain bus tickets to CODE BLUE until 7pm, those who arrive before will be redirected to Harbor House. They will not be allowed to wait at the NFTA.
To receive Code Blue updates for the City of Buffalo, text CodeBlueBuffalo to 898-211. This notification is available to anyone including clients.
Outside of the City of Buffalo
Rural Outreach Center provides Code Blue Shelter when the temperature or windchill in Southern Erie County is below 32 degrees.
Rural Outreach Center (ROC) is located at 765 Olean Road, East Aurora, NY. Service area is Southern Erie County but specifically the towns of West Seneca, Alden, Elma, Marilla, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Aurora, Wales, Evans, Eden, Concord, Boston, Colden, Holland, Brant, Angola, Gowanda, North Collins, Sardinia, Collins, and Springville.
Individuals in need of shelter for Southern Erie County can call 716-240-2220 x106. ROC has an outreach van that will be dispatched each night temperatures fall below 32 degrees to pick up homeless individuals in these areas and bring them to shelter.