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Homeless shelter opens in Palmdale

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. 

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