Sullivan County has now opened its Monticello warming shelter and will keep it open every night of the winter season from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. The shelter is located at the Ted Stroebele Recreation Center at 10 across from the Government Center.
This is the second of two warming centers available in Sullivan County, the other located at the Liberty United Methodist Church, 170 North Main Street, Liberty. Hours of operation are the same.
In addition, the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) – which can provide funds for fuel and heating system repair/replacement – is currently taking applications. For more information, call 845-807-0142.
For a warm meal, from 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.