Purpose of Code Purple

The purpose of the Code Purple procedure is to provide a coordinated effort among Asheville and Buncombe County shelters and other organizations to provide emergency overflow shelter to people experiencing homelessness when the temperature is at or below 32 degrees (including windchill).  During Code Purple, participating shelters will provide more beds with fewer requirements than their typical programming.  


2022-2023 Code Purple Shelter Sites

Location Population Hours  Transit Route

ABCCM Veterans Restoration Quarters

1329 Tunnel Road

Single Men

Intake: 4 – 8 p.m.

Exit: 7:30 a.m.



ABCCM Transformation Village

30 Olin Haven Way

Single Women

Women with children

Intake: 4 – 8 p.m.

Exit: 7:30 a.m.


Contact Information

More information about the Code Purple Alert can be found in the Code Purple Procedure Manual 2022-2023 or by contacting bcnc.homeless.coaltion@gmail.com