Monday, January 27, 2020 - Updated: 2:08 pm
Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh, after temporarily relocating its Winter Warming Station to the Epiphany campus of Divine Mercy Parish, 184 Washington Place in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, is set to resume normal operations Friday, Jan. 24, at the Susan Zubik Welcome Center, 212 Ninth St.
The Warming Station’s move began Jan. 19 due to emergency repairs necessary for the safety of clients, staff and volunteers, said a Catholic Charities news release Jan. 17.
“Timing is not ideal, especially as the weather has returned to winter, and other daytime opportunities for shelter have also become unavailable,” said Susan Rauscher, executive director of Catholic Charities. “But our homeless population can’t wait until timing is ideal. It’s simply not an option to turn our backs to such an enormous need, so we are especially grateful to Father Christopher Donley and the loving hearts at Divine Mercy Parish who are stepping into the gap to provide safety and warmth.”
The Winter Warming Station serves close to 100 people each day at the Catholic Charities building, offering free warm clothes, hand and foot warmers, fellowship and safety out of the weather from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.