Operation Deep Freeze

Published on January 19, 2024

Salvation Army Hospitality House building where Operation Deep Freeze takes place to give people experiencing homelessness respite from the cold.

Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) is Tucson's winter severe-weather emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness. ODF goes into effect when weather predictions are for overnight temperatures of 40°F or lower with rain, 35°F or lower without rain, or when wind chill factors indicate a health hazard from exposure. You do not need an ID or a TB card to participate in ODF.

A limited number of overflow shelter beds are available for people seeking safe shelter from the weather. To join ODF, go to The Salvation Army Hospitality House, 1002 N. Main Ave., Tucson between 2 - 4 p.m., for intake. Dinner is served between 5 - 6 p.m.

How to Check the Operation Deep Freeze Status

Here are three ways to check the status of ODF from the Tucson Pima Collaboration to End Homelessness (TPCH):

1. Visit the TPCH website

2. Check the TPCH Facebook page

3. Sign up for email notifications from TPCH

Salvation Army Hospitality House  

Salvation Army Hospitality House Website

Donate to Operation Deep Freeze