Cold Weather Reignites White Flag Program for Evansville Area Homeless Shelters

United Caring Services announced they are restarting the White Flag emergency homeless shelter program in Evansville.

Posted: Nov 12, 2020 10:05 AM

As colder weather begins to blanket the Tri-State, the Commission on Homelessness for Evansville and Vanderburgh County, as well as the United Caring Services announced they are restarting the White Flag emergency homeless shelter program.

Effective Immediately the cold weather program will primarily occur at the C.K. Newsome Center allowing the homeless a safe place to stay during dangerously cold conditions.  

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Executive Director of United Caring Services Jason Emmerson says, United Caring Services needed to be able to conduct the program at a much larger facility, allowing enough room to accommodate more people during peak demand.

U.C.S. officials expect as many as 70 to 80 people would need a place to stay on about 60 nights this winter.

A White Flag status becomes activated when the temperatures drop below 32 degrees for 3 hours or more and will be available between 7:00 PM and 6:00 AM the following morning.

The White Flag Emergency Shelter Program is in its 10th year, providing a place to stay for men, women, and children experiencing homelessness during extreme drops in temperatures.

More information on the program and shelter can be found at www.evansvillehomeless.org

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Just another day in paradise; afternoon highs again topped out in the mid to low 70s across the Tri-State under a mix of sun and clouds. If you have plans out and about this evening, make sure to grab a jacket before you head out - after seeing temperatures near 64° around dinnertime, the mercury will dip to 57° by 10 o'clock before falling all the way back down into the mid to upper 40s early Wednesday morning. Sure, tomorrow morning's lows of 47° will represent our mildest start to a day since this past Friday, but it's still going to make for a cool start to our midweek nonetheless. The combination of sunshine and southerly winds however, will help drive temperatures back into the low 70s by lunchtime - if you're planning on lunching outside Wednesday, make sure not to do so in the shade. Wind gusts near 15 mph at times during our lunch hour will make for a chilly brown bag lunch outdoors.
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