Sullivan County has opened its two warming centers, Liberty and Monticello. This reflects a location change from last year. Locations are:
- United Methodist Church, 170 North Main Street, Liberty, opening 11/24 (Friday)
- St. John’s Episcopal Church, 15 St. John Street, Monticello, opening 11/22 (today)
These facilities will remain open to anyone from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. every night through Saturday, April 15, 2024.
Warming centers in Sullivan County exist to protect unsheltered individuals and families from the cold of the winter. Warming center staff are experienced and trained in working with people who have complex and severe service needs. These locations offer people more than a place to sleep, and human service providers from across the County chip in to help those in need gain access to medical care and other social service benefits.
Warming centers also give the vulnerable a place where they can feel safe. The Liberty warming center is directly across the street from the Village of Liberty police station, and additional funding granted by OTDA this year will provide onsite security at the Monticello warming center.