JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – With temperatures expected to dip into the 40s and below this week, two organizations in Jacksonville will be opening cold weather shelters.
Below is information on each shelter opening:
The Salvation Army in Jacksonville will open its cold night shelter on West Adams Street on Tuesday and Wednesday, the organization announced Tuesday.
The shelter at 900 W. Adams St. will open at 6:30 p.m. both days.
Whether the shelter will be open future nights will be determined based on weather conditions.
The Salvation Army in Jacksonville opens the cold night shelter when overnight lows dip below 42 degrees, providing protection and relief to homeless men, women and families who might otherwise be out in the elements all night.
A hot dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., as it is at the Center of Hope every night of the year.
After dinner, guests will be given a safe and warm place to sleep for the night, and breakfast in the morning.
With overnight temperatures expected to drop below 40 degrees for the next few nights, Sulzbacher is prepared to provide cold night shelter for those in Jacksonville who are homeless, the agency announced Monday.
Sulzbacher told News4Jax on Tuesday that it plans to provide cold night shelter on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
In addition to housing 400-plus people at its two campuses, Sulzbacher will open up temporary sleeping areas for men at the downtown campus at 611 East Adams St., and for women and families at its Village campus at 5455 Springfield Blvd.
The agency will provide sleeping palettes and blankets for people in need of shelter during the cold evenings.
Breakfast will also be provided the following morning, as well as winter weather coats and jackets that have been donated by the community.