South Bend shelters offer beds, warmth, food to homeless men and women

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By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

Cold temperatures are inconvenient for many, but they can be deadly for the homeless population in Michiana.

Luckily, there are a few places that people can go in South Bend if they need a safe and warm place to sleep.

Women can find shelter at the Life Treatment Center at 1402 S. Michigan St., South Bend.

The center provides sleeping mats, blankets and pillows to up to 10 women per night from Oct. 1 to April 1 every year as part of its winter amnesty program. The women are accepted on a first come, first served basis from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily. Women are served something to eat and then taken to the detox area, which is staffed 24-hours.

Women do not need to have a substance abuse issue to take part of the winter amnesty program, but they can inquire about those services. Weapons, alcohol and drugs are not allowed in the building.

Homeless men can spend the cold nights at Project WARM at 532 S. Michigan St. It’s open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. nightly from Dec. 1 and March 31, according to our news partners ABC 57.

There are 30 beds available on a first-come, first-served basis. Project WARM also offers snacks, clothes, toiletry items and a TV.

The Center for the Homeless also provides emergency shelter at 813 S. Michigan St., South Bend.