A warming shelter, free meals, and transportation will be provided as we expect colder overnight weather this weekend. I'm glad there are options for people experiencing homelessness. It's important to take care of our neighbors.

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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.


Daviess County residents can find refuge from extreme cold weather conditions when needed most. According to the National Weather Service, it may be needed on Friday, November 17th, and Saturday, November 18th, 2023.

If a warming center is required, the following transportation options are available to all men, women, and children.:

• Hours of Operation:

6:00 P.M. – 7:00 A.M., unless beds are available at another shelter.

• Location:

Daniel Pitino Shelter
501 Walnut Street
Owensboro, KY 42301

• Meals:

Available at Daniel Pitino Shelter during normal meal hours.

• Transportation Options:

On Friday, Owensboro Transit System will provide free bus transportation to Daniel Pitino shelter on WHITE FLAG nights between 4-6 pm. **Inform the bus driver you are going to the White Flag shelter. **

Self Transportation: Those seeking shelter on White Flag nights may transport themselves to Daniel Pitino Shelter between 6:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M.

• Questions:

Residents: Contact Daniel Pitino Shelter at 270-688-900

White Flag is coordinated by Daviess County Emergency Management and the Homeless Coalition of Ohio Valley, with the support of Daviess County Fiscal Court, the City of Owensboro, and participating shelters within Daviess County.

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