2020 Winter Contingency Plan Adds Additional Overnight Shelter Options for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Marion County
In response to COVID-19, CHIP and service providers collaborate with the City of Indianapolis to execute new format, add hotel rooms to keep neighbors experiencing homelessness safe during the cold weather months
INDIANAPOLIS (November 6, 2020) – COVID-19 has brought new challenges to protecting individuals experiencing homelessness in Marion County during the cold weather. To ensure men, women, and families are safe and to avoid outbreaks of the virus, the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) and Wheeler Mission have partnered with the City of Indianapolis to provide a new format and expanded services in its 2020 Winter Contingency Plan. The annual plan serves as a guide to prevent people experiencing homelessness from serious harm or death during the winter season and is active from Nov. 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021.