Disasters

Severe Weather Emergency Shelter by Region - 7/11/19 through 7/14/19

Overview

Updated 7/11/19 at 1:55 PM

The following emergency shelter accommodations are available in each Region of the LA BOSCOC during the severe weather event from Thursday, July 11, through Sunday night, 7/14/19.

Some of these beds are available to people experiencing homelessness as part of regular operations; others are available for this severe weather event only. All of these beds are available to people who expect to sleep on the streets, in their car, in the woods, or any other unsheltered location beginning either Thursday, July 11 or Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14.

Baton Rouge

St. Vincent de Paul has emergency shelter for singles and families both through their men’s shelter and via an additional arrangement with the Louisiana Housing Corporation.

To access emergency shelter, follow these instructions:

  • Shelter becomes available: beginning the night of Friday, July 12

  • Where to go: 1623 Convention Street

  • When to go: by 3 PM to reserve a bed;

    • If after 3 PM, for men only, go directly to the men’s shelter to check bed availability

Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless will be open during the day at the following times for people to take shelter:

  • Saturday, July 13: 8 AM to 3 PM

  • Sunday, July 14: 8 AM to 11:30 AM

The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge’s Center of Hope Shelter will be open 24 hours a day beginning on Friday, July 12, at 4 PM. The Center of Hope Shelter is located at 7361 Airline Highway (around the left side of the building past the guard shack).

Houma

Beds are available as usual through the Beautiful Beginnings shelter:

Beautiful Beginnings
300 Bond Street
Houma, LA 70360

Additional shelters will open on Friday, July 12, at 7 AM. Shelter locations are as follows:

  • Municipal Auditorium: 880 Verret Street in Houma

  • East Houma Gym: 126 Boundary Road in Houma

A voluntary evacuation will go into effect on Friday, July 12, at 7 AM.

Lake Charles

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has emergency shelter for singles and families via an arrangement with the Louisiana Housing Corporation.

To request an emergency shelter bed, call 337-405-8292.

Natchitoches/Sabine

For information about emergency shelter as it becomes available, contact Project Celebration at 318-256-6242.

Plaquemines/St. Bernard

Emergency shelter is available for people fleeing domestic violence. For more information, including whether additional emergency shelter has become available, contact St. Bernard BWP at 504-277-3177.