The SouthCoast will see snow and below-freezing temperatures tonight and this weekend. The City of Fall River wants individuals to know that local shelters are prepared to take anyone in need. The homeless population will be supported during the cold weather months despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

In response to the upcoming cold weather, the First Step Inn and the Timao Center are prepared to accommodate anyone in need of shelter. Those seeking services should contact the First Step Inn by calling (508) 679-8001 or (508) 974-9972. The First Step Inn is located at 134 Durfee Street, Fall River, MA 02720.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, individuals will receive a COVID-19 test before being admitted. Fall River’s shelters are currently below capacity and are prepared to accommodate more individuals. Street outreach workers from the City of Fall River and Steppingstone Inc. will be patrolling the City over the weekend to ensure that anyone in need of shelter has access.

Please share this information so that others in need can find the necessary information.

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