February 18, 2021
Dear DCMS Members,
As our state continues to navigate this historic winter storm, we want to provide you with helpful links and information should you, your family, or patients need any assistance.
The city of Dallas has opened a warming center in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, where people will be provided with a chair, table and light snacks. The center is also hosting a homeless shelter for people experiencing homelessness with cots and blankets. Dallas is also working to identify more city resources, such as recreation centers and libraries, to be used as warming centers.
Multiple DFW-area organizations, including The Salvation Army
, and The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center
, are working to provide transportation to the convention center, food and tests for COVID-19.
Additional warming stations include select YMCA branches – the Moorland Family YMCA at Oak Cliff, Park South YMCA, Waxahachie Family YMCA, White Rock Family YMCA, J.E.R. Chilton Family YMCA at Rockwall, Richardson Family YMCA, Cross Timbers Family YMCA, Semones Family YMCA, Moody Family YMCA, Plano Family YMCA, Frisco Family YMCA, Coppell Family YMCA, Lake Highlands YMCA, and the T. Boone Pickens YMCA locations. They offer hot coffee, charging stations, WiFi access, water, and hot showers. Read more
Many Dallas rec centers and several churches are also offering people a warm place to stay. The Dallas Police Department shared a list and encouraged anyone who needs a ride to email CouncilOffice@dallascityhall.com
. You can follow their updates on the Dallas PD twitter page
For up to the minute information and updates, another great resource is the Dallasites101 Instagram account
. They are updating their Instagram Stories constantly with food/restaurant information, warming stations/centers, ride-sharing services, firewood delivery, grocery store updates, hotel vacancy, and so much more. They have also put together a crowd-sourced excel sheet
with even more important information.
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Stay safe and warm!
Dallas County Medical Society