Help Desk: Emergency Shelters and Warming Centers in Atlanta

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The City of Atlanta is preparing for the worst and is ready to provide shelter during the predicted inclement weather of snow and ice. In the event that you are a stranded motorist or are left without power the city has made sure you have options. 

List of emergency shelters and warming centers:

Old Adamsville Recreation Center at 3304 Delmar Lane, SW, will be open from 8 p.m. on Monday, February 10th until further notice. Cots and blankets will be available.

The following recreation centers will be open as warming centers. Cots and blankets will not be available at these locations:

- Rosel Fann Recreation Center, 365 Cleveland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30354

- Adamsville Recreation Center, 3201 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311

- Ben Hill Recreation Center, 2405 Fairburn Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 (This site is recommended for seniors)

- Peachtree Hills Recreation Center, 308 Peachtree Hills Ave., Atlanta

- Central Recreation Center, 400 Merrits Ave. (This site is open for residents with pets. Pet owners must bring their own pet supplies)

Every City of Atlanta Fire Station. Locations can be found here. 

Police precincts open for stranded motorists:

Zone 1- 2315 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. NW Atlanta, GA. 30318

Zone 2- 3120 Maple Dr. NE Atlanta, GA 30305

Zone 3- 880 Cherokee Ave. SE Atlanta, GA 30315

Zone 4- 1125 Cascade Cir. SW Atlanta, GA 30311

Zone 5- 200 Spring St. NW Atlanta, GA 30303

Zone 6- 2025 Hosea L. Williams Dr. SE Atlanta, GA 30317

Additional shelters:

24 hour Gateway - 275 Pryor Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-215-6600

Task Force for the Homeless - 477 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308, 404-230-5000

Atlanta Mission - 165 Ivan Allen Blvd N; Men's Services: 404-367-2493; Women and Children's Services: 404-613-0412

Fulton County Jefferson Place, 1135 Jefferson Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, 404-613-0412

Salvation Army - 100 Edgewood Avenue, N.E., Atlanta, GA?, 404-527-7200

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Center, 677 Fairburn Road NW, Atlanta GA 30331

Helene Mills Senior Center, 515 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue NE, Atlanta GA 30312

Therrell High School, 3099 Panther Trail, Atlanta GA, 30311

Sutton Middle School, 2875 Northside Drive, Atlanta GA, 30305

South Atlanta High School, 800 Hutchens Road SE, Atlanta GA, 30354

Metropolitan Run and Shoot, 1959 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta GA, 30315

Elizabeth Baptist Church, 4245 Cascade Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331. Church will provide cots and shower facilities. Shelter at church will be open until schools are reopened.

The Atlanta Dream Center, 635 Angier Ave, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. Food, cots and shower facilities will be provided. Shelter will be provided for the duration of winter storm.

North Atlanta High School, 411 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta GA, 30305. This site will be open for residents with pets. Pet owners must bring their own pet supplies.

BEST Academy, 1890 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. This site will be open for residents with pets. Pet owners must bring their own pet supplies.

For a list of American Red Cross shelters open in Georgia, click here.

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