DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- Temperatures are dropping and may become life-threatening to some during the winter months.
The Harbor Church
Warming stations are considered a refuge for the homeless when temperatures are as low as 28 degrees.
The Harbor, Love in Action, and Dothan's First Baptist Church all work together to host the homeless from 7 am to 7 pm.
Homeless shelters will be open 24/7 based on capacity or vacancy for guests.
Two days in advance, the warming stations and Wiregrass 2-1-1 plan and make the call on whether to have a warming station available.
But it's ultimately the organizations call to open a station based on their staff and volunteers.
"Even here at the Harbor we're reaching 4,000 people a month. And, as we do, we only have 4 full-time staff," said Kody Kirchhoff, executive director of The Harbor. "So we want to make sure we open with enough advance and that we have a specific temperature in mind which is 28 degrees that we can staff these properly,"
The warming stations offer cots, new blankets, and pillows, fresh cooked meals and snacks.