By Lockport CARES
The board of directors and the executive director are happy to announce that Lockport CARES will re-open Monday June 15, at our 188 Genesee St. shelter, with modifications, to accept men, women and families experiencing emergency homelessness. Beginning with our 7 p.m. shift on Monday, June 15, guests will be welcomed into our shelter from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. seven days a week. This new modification will continue for 30 days and then be reconsidered based on safety factors and overall effectiveness of the shelter.
Guests will still call the emergency shelter intake number 716-939-0926 and follow the intake procedures as before, with a few new protocols following Center for Disease Control and Department of Health guidelines. In addition, in order for us to allow each person or family unit to have a designated bathroom, we will limit the number of guests/family units to three at any given time.
Our guests will be fed a light meal when they arrive and provided a packaged breakfast of fruit, bottled drink and breakfast bars, etc., when they leave in the morning. Guests will still be able to stay with us for 10 business days, plus two weekends.
While it has been difficult for both our direct care personnel and guests during this suspension of services, we look forward to serving our community in a way that provides a safe environment for all.