LA homeless services winter shelters available until Jan. 2

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With rain lingering in the forecast for a few more days and cool weather likely on tap through the holidays, a series of Los
Angeles Homeless Services Authority winter shelters will remain open through 7 a.m. Jan. 2.

The shelters are spread throughout the area, and offer food and outreach services for the homeless.

The shelters open until 7 a.m. Jan. 2 are:

-- in the Antelope Valley, the Salvation Army Desert MACC and Volunteers of America LA in Palmdale;
-- Hope of the Valley in Pacoima;
-- in the San Gabriel Valley at Volunteers of America LA in Bassett Park, which will operate 24 hours a day until March 31, and the VOALA women's shelter at Steinmetz Park;

-- The Weingart Center on skid row in downtown Los Angeles;

-- the First to Serve shelter at the West Los Angeles Armory; and

-- in South Los Angeles, Bryant Temple AME for women, 2514 W. Vernon Ave.; Bethel AME for Men, 7900 S. Western Ave.; Home at Last men's shelter at 5171 S. Vermont Ave.; Home at Last TAY shelter at 5500 S. Hoover Ave.; and Home at Last women's shelters at 5108 and 5100 S. Central Ave.

The Long Beach winter shelter operated by the U.S. Veterans Initiative will remain open until 7 a.m. Saturday.

Information on shelters is available around the clock through LAHSA's Winter Shelter Hotline at 800-548-6047.