HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Temperatures tonight have dropped well below freezing. A warming shelter in Holyoke has opened their doors for those in need of a warm place to stay.

Providence Ministries is partnering with the City of Holyoke to provide a warming shelter at Kate’s Kitchen. This program is run with help from a Community Block Grant from the city
The ministry is offering warm food, hot showers, clean clothes, and a safe environment to sleep right before the holidays.

“What better thing to do over the holiday weekend then to bring people in that Jesus was born for. So it makes our hearts happy and we are just going to love on people and we’re going to let them know that we’re here to help in anyway we can do giving people that outlet and that place of safety is so important,” Jennie Adamczyk, Executive Director Providence Ministries told 22News.

Kate’s Kitchen provides approximately 200 meals per day. And they will open their doors on Christmas Day to serve the community with a lunch. The Brimfield Elementary School is also open as a warming center tonight.