An emergency homeless shelter has opened in central Palmdale and will operate through March.

The shelter will be open 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily at the Antelope Valley YouthBuild facility, 38626 Ninth St. East, the same location used as last winter. People will not be allowed to walk up to the site, but must go to one of the following Palmdale pickup locations to await a van pick up:

—4:30 p.m. at the parking lot at the southeast corner of 20th Street East and Palmdale Boulevard;

—5 p.m. at 10th Street East and Avenue Q-12;

—5:45 p.m. on the south side of Palmdale Boulevard west of Third Street East;

—6:15 p.m. at Sierra Highway and Avenue Q-7.

Another shelter also operates at 45160 60th Street West in Lancaster. No walk-ins are allowed there.

Vans for the Lancaster shelter will pick people up from 6 to 10 p.m. outside of the Grace Resource Center on Sierra Highway south of Avenue I, and near the Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Center at Gingham Avenue and East Avenue K-6.

Both shelters are open to men and women.

The countywide winter shelter hotline is (800) 548-6047.

The shelter in Palmdale is operated by Volunteers of America – Greater Los Angeles. The shelter in Lancaster is operated by the Salvation Army.