Warming centers to open in Charleston and North Charleston on Monday

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Aldersgate Warming Shelter will open again on Monday night to provide reprieve from the cold.

The shelter, located at 1444 Remount Road in North Charleston, will hold registration from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. unless you have previously arranged to enter the shelter at another time.

Those seeking shelter from the cold temperatures will be offered a hot shower, warm clothes, toiletries, and a place to sleep.

For a connecting ride to the shelter, you can board a CARTA bus via route 13 and request the Aldersgate Winter Warming Shelter.

The shelter will have a 40-person capacity due to social distancing requirements. You are encouraged to arrive early. All guests will be screened before being allowed to enter and must wear a mask.

Pets will not be allowed. The shelter will close Tuesday at 7:00 a.m.

In Charleston, the city’s warming shelter at the Arthur W. Christopher Community Center on Fishburne Street will re-open Monday at 8:00 p.m.

Cots, pillows, blankets, dinner and breakfast will be provided.

All guests will be checked for COVID-19 symptoms and will have their temperature taken. Masks will be provided and required to be worn at all times.

CARTA will provide complimentary transportation within its service area to the warming shelter.

  • When boarding, riders should inform drivers they would like to go to the warming shelter.
  • Riders will be taken to the Mary Street transit hub (if boarding a route that services Mary Street) or to a connection point with a route that services Mary Street.
  • From Mary Street, riders will be transported to the shelter.
  • The last pickup from Mary Street will occur at 9:20 p.m.