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Warming Shelters Staying Open This Weekend


Monticello, NY – With the bitter cold temperatures not forecast to rise significantly until Sunday, Sullivan County’s two warming shelters will remain open from 8 p.m.-8 a.m. through this Sunday morning, February 3.

Both the Liberty United Methodist Church, located at 170 North Main Street, and the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center on Jefferson Street in Monticello offer overnight warmth and sleeping accommodations.

During daytime hours (8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays), the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless at 9 Monticello Street offers food and warmth, as well, and the Government Center and local libraries welcome folks during normal business hours.

A comprehensive and interactive map of these locations is available on the County website at Click on the “Warming and Cooling Center Locator” app button at the bottom of the page.

In addition, the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – which can provide funds for fuel and heating system repair/replacement – continues Countywide, including aid for emergency heating situations. For more information, call 845-807-0142.