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Inclement Weather Information

DeKalb County to Open Warming Centers March 17, 18, 19 and 20

DeKalb County will open the following warming centers for residents to use on Friday, March 17, Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, and Monday, March 20, beginning at 8 p.m.:

  • Fire Station 3, 100 N. Clarendon Avenue, Avondale Estates, GA 30002
  • Fire Station 4, 4540 Flakes Mill Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294
  • Fire Station 6, 2342 Flat Shoals Road, Atlanta, GA 30316
  • North DeKalb Senior Center, 3393 Malone Drive, Chamblee, GA 30341

Anyone staying in the warming centers must follow the county’s COVID-19 protocols that include wearing a mask, social distancing and undergoing a temperature check.

DeKalb County also is partnering with the following nonprofit organization(s) to provide additional warming center(s) in the county:


The following community partner(s) will also open centers:

A Home for Everyone in DeKalb

This is a notice that we will be opening for cold weather shelter Saturday and Sunday March 18th and 19th at 6 PM..

If you know of families who would like this service, please refer them to us or have them reach out to us at: ahomeforeveryoneindekalb@gmail.com or 904-825-8035

Families may come directly to Decatur First United Methodist Church, 300 E Ponce De Leon Ave., Decatur between 6:15 AND 6:45 PM. The entrance is the gym door at the back of the church next to the dumpsters and the parking lot.

You may also refer individuals but they must meet at Sycamore House, across from the Decatur Library by 7 PM 

Or they can go to Frontline Response, meeting at the Decatur Recreation Center, before 8 PM. Frontline also takes families.

Tucker First United Methodist Church 

Saturday and Sunday March 18th and 19th

WhereTucker First United Methodist Church Activities Center (gym)4315 Church Street (across Church street from the Tucker City Park at the location of the old Tucker library building), Tucker, GA 30084.  Please note that Church Street is behind the church which is located on LaVista Road, and Church Street can be accessed from Fourth Street or through the church parking lot. (The Activities Center is at the east end of Church Street on the right directly across from the location of the old Tucker library building and is difficult to see from a distance in the dark). Telephone number for Tucker First United Methodist Church is 770-938-3030, and for the Activities Center building is 678-325-4041. Direct cell phone contact can be made by calling Don Andersen at 470-431-7800.

What:   A safe, clean shelter for men and women will be arranged for the night. Shelter provided at the Activities Center includes COVID TESTING PROVIDED FOR ALL HOSTS AND GUESTS, PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR PROVIDED, a health check (including temperature check) prior to admittance, individual sleeping cots in 12’ distanced areas, and a hot  meal upon arrival at the Shelter. Each person there will have a freshly sanitized and clean cot with clean bedding, a bin for the storage of personal items while in residence at the Shelter. A shower facility is also available for all guests. We have facilities for at least 13 people (men and women in separate areas).

Hours of Operation: The Refuge opens at 7:00 p.m. and will admit guests until 9:00 p.m. Guests will be required to leave by 8:00 a.m. the next day.

Part-Time Police Coverage and Security At the Activities Center: Dekalb County Police Officers will provide part-time coverage during the hours of 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. each evening that guests are being accommodated at the Activities Center during the check in period for guests. The Shelter Rules prohibit any alcohol, weapons, or sharing of prescription drugs, and the officer on duty assists the Shelter staff as they make that determination upon check in. No smoking will be permitted in the facility. Any prohibited items and tobacco products are turned over to the Refuge staff for appropriate storage during the guests stay. Once the officers leave at 9:00 pm, the doors are locked from entrance from the outside and no further guests are admitted. Each night that guests are accommodated at the Activities Center, three Tucker First UMC volunteers (men and women) remain to stay the night with the guests, to provide a fire watch throughout the night, and to assist with the check out the next morning.




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If you live in DeKalb County and need homelessness prevention or emergency housing services, please contact DeKalb County Coordinated Entry by calling (404) 687-3500.