Shelter doors open at 5 PM and will close after 8 PM. Guests will not be allowed entrance AFTER 8 PM unless they have made prior arrangements with the Shelter Manager or have police escort. Guests are asked to not congregate outside the shelter before 4:45 PM. Guest admittance to the shelter is on the Walnut Street side of the building. Everyone entering the building is required to adhere to COVID-19 protocols and maintain social distancing.
BES bed capacity is 70 beds per night. Beds may not be held or reserved in advance of a Guest’s stay at shelter. Beds are assigned on a first arrived, first assigned basis. Beds will be held for Guests who stay at the shelter the following night until 8 PM, at that time the bed may be assigned to other individuals seeking shelter.
Dinner is provided every night from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Showers are available if volunteers are present. Partner service providers are accessible at the shelter during the weeknights. List of visiting partner service providers will be posted on the Service Provider Calendar in the shelter.
Guests are woken at 6 AM every day and are required to leave the premises by 6:45 AM. Guests are offered a bagged breakfast every day as they leave the facility.