Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Places to stay during a Code Blue

A Code Blue is issued by Montgomery County when the wind chill factor is expected to be 20°F or below. If you are without shelter during a Code Blue emergency, you can contact the following organizations that can help:

Central Montgomery County
Norristown Salvation Army
533 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Single Adults – Over 18 years of age.
Coordinated Homeless Outreach Center
Bldg. 53, Norristown
State Hospital
Norristown, PA 19403
(610) 292-9244

Pottstown Area
Pottstown Salvation Army
137 King Street
Pottstown, PA
(610) 327-0836

Pottstown Area
Single Adults and Families
Ministries at Main Street
Pick-up from Pottstown Consumer Center at 10 P.M. and driven to church
Open November through April
Contact Still Waters Ministry - Paster Kork Moyer
(610) 970-2444
Online referrals: www.ministriesatmainstreet.org

North Penn Area
Single Men
Trinity Lutheran Church of Lansdale
1000 W. Main St.
Open only for days when a Code Blue is declared
215-855-5330 then press 9

Voucher Information
During a declared “Code Blue”, dependent on voucher availability, hotel vouchers
may be available by contacting the following agency in this area of the county:
Area Organization Phone After Hours
Lower Merion Eldernet 610-525-0706, 610-642-3218


Code Blue transportation

Below are the telephone numbers for transportation during a Code Blue.
Transnet is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The other
transportation companies should be contacted only if Transnet is not open.

Norristown Transportation 610-277-1234 7 days/week-24 hour/day

BuxMont Transportation 215-659-8865 Mon.-Fri. 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
(Eastern Montgomery County) Sat. 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun. and holidays 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Closed Christmas

Tri County Transit 610-495-5500 Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Western Mont. County) Saturday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed Christmas/New Years Day

Mid County Transportation 215-699-0603 Mon.-Sun. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
(Lansdale area) Closed Christmas/New Years Day

Main Line Transit 610-277-8606 Mon.-Sat. 6 a.m. -5:30 p.m.
Closed Christmas/New Years Day

Valley Paratransit Service 215-679-6215 Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(Pennsburg/E. Greenville area) Sat. 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed Christmas/New Years Day