The Rural Outreach Center (ROC) at 730 Olean Road in East Aurora has been designated as a Code Blue site for southern Erie County. From December 2018 through March 2019, the facility will be open to individuals without safe shelter any time the temperature, including wind chill, falls below 32 degrees.
The ROC’s Code Blue service area includes Alden, Angola, Aurora, Boston, Brant, Colden, Collins, Concord, Eden, Elma, Evans, Gowanda, Hamburg, Holland, Marilla, North Collins, Orchard Park, Sardinia, Springville, Wales and West Seneca. Hours will be from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Showers will be available in the morning and the facility can accommodate individuals with pets.
Van service will be available from 8 to 11 p.m. to pick individuals up and take them to the warming site. Return transportation will also be provided in the morning, and breakfast will be served prior to departure. On Code Blue nights, the ROC van will make a regular circular route throughout southern Erie County.
For more information, please call the ROC at 240-2220.
The Rural Outreach Center is a nonprofit organization offering a wide variety of social services for those living in Western New York’s rural communities. For more information on the ROC, please visit www.theroc.co or follow the Rural Outreach Center on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheRuralOutreachCenter for frequent updates.