Winter Emergency Shelter
The Van opens an emergency shelter during extreme cold weather.
When it is available, we rent the Hall of Industry at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds for this purpose. If the Hall is unavailable, we've developed a partnership with the City of Little Rock to utilize the 6th Street Community Center as backup.
We open overnight when it's dry and forecasted below 25, and when there's overnight precipitation and forecasted below 32.
To receive text alerts when the emergency shelter will be open or closed and other emergency messages from The Van text THEVANALERT to 33222.