UPDATED (2/16/21) Warming centers are now open to provide shelter during these extreme temperatures. Transportation will also be available for those who need it. Here's everything you need to know.


According to a statement from Andy Ball, Director at the Daviess County Emergency Management Agency, plans are in place for those who need shelter over the next several days.

During extreme weather we need to take care of one another. It's a blessing that so many step up to help those who need it most.

The Daniel Pitino (501 Walnut St, Owensboro, KY) and St. Benedict’s (1001 W 7th St, Owensboro, KY) homeless shelters may not currently be at capacity. If capacity is exceeded during this impending cold weather event, Owensboro Christian Church (OCC) will be open as a warming center, offering bedding from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 A.M. The White Flag shelter entrance will be between OCC entrances “C” and “D” on the New Hartford Rd side.

If a warming center is required, the following transportation options are available:

1. Provided from the Daniel Pitino Shelter to Owensboro Christian Church at 6:00 P.M. each White Flag night.

2. Owensboro Transit System bus route: FREE for White Flag shelterees (two bus stops near Owensboro Christian Church)

3. Self-transport to the warming shelter anytime 6:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. White Flag nights.

Families, women and/or children should contact the Daniel Pitino Shelter (270-688-9000) and men should contact St. Benedict’s (270 541-1003) to inquire if the warming center is in operation, or if there are available bed spaces within one of the existing shelters. Again, OCC will only be open if the homeless shelters are at full capacity.

The Daniel Pitino Shelter will also be offering meals:
Breakfast: 7:00 A.M. (at Daniel Pitino Shelter)
Dinner: 5:30 P.M. (at Daniel Pitino Shelter)

Due to COVID-19, all protective measures (social distancing, masks, handwashing, quarantine) will be strictly enforced. There is an area pre-designated for quarantine if required.

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