An emergency homeless shelter opens today in central Palmdale and will operate through March.
The shelter will be open 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily at the Antelope Valley YouthBuild facility, 38626 Ninth St. East, the same location used as a shelter last winter. People will not be allowed to walk up to the site, but must go to pickup locations.
A van will pick up people daily in Palmdale at:
4:30 p.m. at the parking lot at the southeast corner of 20th Street East and Palmdale Boulevard.
5 p.m. at 10th Street East and Avenue Q-12.
5:45 p.m. on the south side of Palmdale Boulevard west of Third Street East.
6:15 p.m. at Sierra Highway and Avenue Q-7.
A shelter also operates at 45160 60th Street West in Lancaster. No walk-ins are allowed there.
Vans for the Lancaster shelter pick people up at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., and 10 p.m. outside Grace Resource Center on Sierra Highway south of Avenue I, and near the Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center at Gingham Avenue and East Avenue K-6.
Both shelters are open to men and women.
The countywide winter shelter hotline is 1 (800) 548-6047.
The shelter in Palmdale is operated by Volunteers of America – Greater Los Angeles. The shelter in Lancaster is operated by the Salvation Army.