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Cold weather plan triggered again

From Saturday 28 January, in light of the weather forecasts for the coming days, the City of Geneva has decided to activate its “cold weather plan” for the third time this winter. Some 80 additional places are available in a Civil Defence shelter located in the Champel district, bringing the total number of places available in the City’s facilities, and those of its associative partners subsidised by the City and by the Association of the Municipalities of Geneva, to 627.

Abri Richemont

The emergency shelter measure ensures that all individuals within the municipality have access to emergency shelter. It is important to remember that admissions are organised via the emergency shelter hotline, which can be reached on the toll-free number 0800 22 22 10, in order to ensure as many homeless people as possible can benefit from this additional offer of emergency shelter.

The Civil Defence shelter in the Champel district can host 80 people, adding to the 77 places available at the Richemont Civil Defence shelter. The shelters are open from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 a.m. Furthermore, 100 places are available in hotels, open round-the-clock, while the other places are managed by the subsidised associations.

Emergency shelter hotline

People looking for shelter, the network partners and members of public concerned by the situation of a person living on the street are asked to call the City of Geneva’s emergency shelter hotline using the toll-free number 0800 22 22 10 from midday to 6 p.m. at weekend.

In the event of a critical emergency, please call 144.

Numerous employees of the Social Service will be making every effort to ensure the cold weather plan runs as smoothly as possible.

Press contact

Manuelle Pasquali
Personal assistant
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Hotline Solidarité Hébergement d'urgence

Tél. 0800 22 22 10

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Article modifié le 27.01.2023 à 16:57