News release from the Asheville-Buncombe Homeless Coalition:
Code Purple for Wednesday, 11/22/23.
Additional weather information found at weather.gov
Purpose of Code Purple:
Code Purple is a coordinated effort among Asheville and Buncombe County shelters and other organizations to provide emergency overflow shelter to people experiencing homelessness during extremely cold weather (at or below 32 degrees, including wind chill, or 33-40 degrees with precipitation). During Code Purple, participating shelters will provide more beds with fewer requirements than their typical programming. Code Purple sites will also work with participants to refer them to ongoing shelter and housing options.