City Partners with Local Homeless Agencies to Open Short-Term Shelter for Homeless Through Extreme Weather Event Gulf Coast Humane Society Assisting with Pets

-Mayor & City Council and City Manager pledge all Homeless Will Be Offered Shelter-

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi, in partnership with the American Red Cross, Mother Teresa Shelter, and the Gulf Coast Humane Society, is opening a short-term shelter for homeless and others in need of shelter at the Convention Center Exhibit Hall B at the American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Boulevard.

The short-term shelter will open at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, and remain open continuously through the extreme cold weather event.

The short-term shelter can accommodate men, women, and families. Patrons will undergo a temperature check upon entry. Social distancing will be enforced, and masks will be provided and must always be worn. Other Center for Disease Control COVID-19 protocol will be followed.   

Meals and water will be provided onsite.

Pets are not allowed but volunteers are on-call to transport pets to be kenneled at the Gulf Coast Humane Society until they can be reunited with their owners.

For more information, media representatives should contact Homeless Services and Workforce Housing Manager Jennifer Buxton at 361-826-3976 or by email at

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