Code Blue Albany ready to help the homeless when temperatures drop

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – In anticipation of plummeting temperatures, the city of Albany and its partners helping the homeless announced their plans for the winter season.

This year’s Code Blue initiative was announced on Monday.

During the day, the Sheridan Hollow Drop In Center was a welcoming spot for our homeless to gather, stay warm and grab a hot meal. Cots are also rolled out and it becomes a place to sleep.

Albany leaders in government, law enforcement, and community-based organizations reinforced their partnership in the Code Blue program helping our area homeless on Monday.

A Code Blue is currently called when the temperature is expected to be 20 degrees or less including the wind chill.

Erin Coufal with the Interfaith Partnership For The Homeless gave NEWS10 ABC’s Anya Tucker a tour of the Sheridan Hollow Drop In Center. Just one of the several locations helping in the yearly initiative.

For three winter seasons, it’s been converted nightly into a shelter.

It’s not just about having a place to stay Monday night, but accessing services that will help in finding long-term solutions for the homeless.

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