Monticello, NY – Due to dangerous wind chills in the coming days, Sullivan County plans to open its two warming shelters tonight in Liberty and Monticello, continuing through the night of Monday, January 17:
- United Methodist Church, 170 North Main Street, Liberty
- Ted Stroebele Recreation Center, 2 Jefferson Street, Monticello
These facilities will be open to anyone from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday, January 14, Saturday, January 15, Sunday, January 16 and Monday, January 17. PLEASE NOTE: Masks are required due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
A comprehensive and interactive map of these locations is available on the County website at www.sullivanny.us/Departments/RealProperty/GISData. 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.
During the daytime hours (12-1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except holidays), the Federation for the Homeless at 9 Monticello Street in Monticello offers takeout food, and afterhours emergency food requests can be made to the Federation at 845-798-8774. The Federation’s pantry is open to all (no documentation required) from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday, as well.