City Of El Paso Sets Up Temporary Shelters for the Homeless Amid COVID-19
Two city facilities will function as temporary housing shelters as the City of El Paso assist the homeless population.
The City of El Paso is making available two temporary shelters to house the homeless population while complying with the Health Authority’s social distancing rules during the COVID 19 pandemic.
The makeshift centers will be operated by the Opportunity Center for the Homeless with support from the City of El Paso, the Office of Emergency Management and numerous non-profit and private sector primary partners such as the Rescue Mission, Salvation Army, El Paso Coalition for the Homeless, Endeavors, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger, and the Paso Del Norte Community Foundation along with the United Way.
Temporary Shelters include:
- Delta Welcome Center at the Hilos De Plata Senior Center - 4451 Delta Dr., El Paso, TX 79905
- Delta Haven at the Chalio Acosta Sports Center - 4321 Delta Dr., El Paso, TX 79905
The Delta Haven at the Chalio Acosta Sports Center is currently accommodating approximately 80 people. The Delta Welcome Center will serve as the primary intake facility for all homeless individuals during this crisis.
At this time all El Paso residents are continuing to self-isolate during the Stay Home, Work Safe Order until May 17th. For anyone with questions can call the 21-COVID hotline which is available from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For any referral services contact 2-1-1 and select option six (6). For more information, visit epstrong.org.