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Resources for those in need during freezing weather

Hays County Office of Emergency Management has compiled a list of resources that may be helpful to county residents during this week’s bitter cold weather in Central Texas.

First and foremost, officials strongly urge everyone to stay home and off the roadways, which may be slick with ice particularly on bridges and overpasses. Portions of Hays County may have worse road conditions as there was some precipitation overnight in several areas.

For those experiencing homelessness, several local organizations may be able to assist those in need of warmth and shelter. If you know/see anyone who may need this type of assistance, please call in advance to see if they can accommodate requests.

Some cold weather shelters may be able to accommodate individuals who lost electricity at their homes; please contact them first to ensure they have enough room; do not just show up without calling ahead.

Another option is to contact the Austin Disaster Relief Network; they may be able to connect people with resources and cold-weather shelters. The hotline number is 512-806-0800.

Cold Weather Shelter Options

H.O.M.E. Center
You may also leave a voicemail or send a text as the H.O.M.E. Center is receiving many calls at this time. If you’re able to donate funds to the H.O.M.E. Center help provide hotel rooms, please see the options below:

H.O.M.E. Center Donations:
Venmo @home-center (use 1732 as the phone digits to confirm)

Additional Cold Weather Shelter Options; due to COVID-19 limitations, please call ahead to be sure these locations can accommodate requests. Individuals need to provide their own sleeping gear; such as an air mattress and/or sleeping bag.

Southside Community Center
518 S Guadalupe St.
San Marcos, TX
Donations – visit this link

Salvation Army
300 S CM Allen Parkway, Ste. 100
San Marcos, TX
Donations – visit this link

Hays Hills Baptist Church
1401 N Farm to Market 1626\
Buda, TX
512-295-3132 or 512-845-3864

Dripping Spring United Methodist
28900 RR 12
Dripping Springs, TX

Kyle United Methodist Church
408 W Lockhart St,
Kyle, TX

Westover Baptist Church
1310 Advance St. 
San Marcos, TX 78666

First Baptist Church of Wimberley
15951 Winters Mill Pkwy
Wimberley, TX

Additional Resources:

The Hays CISD Little Hope Box is full of food for anyone that might need it. They also put scarves/gloves in the box.
3839B E.FM 150 (Next to Simon Middle School)
Kyle, TX

We will update this list if more locations/services become available.

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Hays County