Find Open Shelters

Find Open Shelters

If you are in immediate need of shelter during a disaster, please use the map below to locate your nearest options, or contact your local Red Cross chapter.

Search for open American Red Cross shelters by address, city, state, and/or zip code.

Information is updated every 30 minutes from the National Shelter System.

How We Can Help After a Disaster

After a disaster, communities and families turn to the American Red Cross for help—and we stand ready to provide comfort and care—free of charge.

The Red Cross helps disaster victims by providing safe shelter, hot meals, essential relief supplies, emotional support and health services like first aid. Trained Red Cross workers often meet one-on-one with families to develop individual plans and identify available resources to help aid recovery.

Red Cross disaster relief focuses on relieving immediate disaster-caused needs so that families can get back on their feet and resume their lives as quickly as possible. The Red Cross also supports emergency workers, links family members outside the disaster area, and provides blood and blood products to disaster victims.

Searching for Family Members

During an emergency, letting your family know that you are safe can bring loved ones peace of mind. If you have a loved one in a disaster-affected area and are unable to contact them directly, please visit our Safe and Well service to see if your family member has registered. If no information is available, contact your local Red Cross chapter to request assistance.