Shelters During Freezing Cold
Pierce County has helped compile a list of resources for frigid temperatures forecast this week. The list includes warming shelters and overnight shelter information. Pierce County worked alongside the Coalition to End Homelessness and the City of Tacoma to organize warming shelters as colder temperatures are expected from Thursday onward. The shelters were made for those experiencing homelessness, including those with pets, children and partners.
Pierce Transit is partnering with the Pierce County Department of Emergency Management to provide free bus, Runner (on-demand), and SHUTTLE paratransit (for registered SHUTTLE customers) rides to warming centers and shelters. Pierce Transit has also made the Parkland Transit Center Park & Ride facility available for a warming center, the release said. The free round trips are available throughout the day and evening for passengers who tell the driver they are traveling to or from a warming center or shelter, the release said.