ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Homeless and Travelers Aid Society (HATAS) has called a Code Blue alert for Albany County from Wednesday, November 23 through Friday, November 25. Code Blue is a cold weather program aimed at reducing barriers for homeless people looking for shelter.

A Code Blue is called when the temperature is expected to be 32 degrees or less, including wind chill. Albany County’s homeless residents in need of shelter can go to:

  • Capital City Rescue Mission at 259 South Pearl Street
  • The Emergency Overflow Shelter at 646 State Street (Lutheran Church)
  • The IPH Safe Haven at 26 South Swan Street

People in need can also call the HATAS Homeless Hotline at (518) 463-2124. According to HATAS, every Social Services district in New York is required to have a homeless Code Blue program.