Schenectady County Urges Residents to Prepare for Extreme Cold Temperatures. Shelters are Available for those in Need.

Shelters available for Cold Tempuratures

Schenectady County is warning Schenectady County residents to take precautions during the coming days of artic-like temperatures and oppressive wind chills with temperatures diving below zero with double digit wind chills Friday night and Saturday.  During this blast of arctic cold, residents are encouraged to stay indoors, and if you have to go out, bundle up. Residents are advised to check on their neighbors, friends, and relatives.

For those in need of emergency sheltering or housing, please contact the following:

Primary Code Blue Shelter:
Bethesda House
834 State St
Schenectady, NY 12307
(518) 374-7873

The Bethesda House shelter welcomes all individuals without restrictions or qualifications, providing beds, shower opportunities, supper and breakfast for adult men and women.


Other Shelter Locations:

Schenectady City Mission
425 Hamilton St
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 346-2275


Schenectady County Department of Social Services
797 Broadway
Schenectady, NY 12305
During regular business hours: (518) 388-4470
DSS On-Call (after 4:30pm): (518) 382-0383

The County also strongly encourages all residents to register with the County’s emergency alert notification system.

CLICK HERE for additional safety tips from the Schenectady County Office of Emergency Management.





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