The 24-hour warming station inside the Cranston Street Armory officially opened its doors Friday evening.
Governor Dan McKee activated up to 50 Rhode Island National Guard members to help run the warming station while the state searched for a vendor.
McKee said the Amos House has been chosen to run the warming station.
It has a sleeping area with 66 cots, a medical facility, cafeteria and gathering space, and homeless provider services.
The warming station will offer three meals a day, showers, and bathrooms to people who need them.
The warming station and shelter come in the aftermath of a judge's decision that allows the governor to end the Tent City encampment that was on the grounds of the Statehouse.
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