Temporary Cold Night Shelter Open December 17 and 18

By: Release from City of Tallahassee and Leon County Board of County Commissioners Email
By: Release from City of Tallahassee and Leon County Board of County Commissioners Email

Tallahassee, FL - December 17, 2011

With low temperatures being forecast to drop to near or below 35 degrees for three or more hours tonight and tomorrow night, Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 17-18, a team of area human service agencies, local government and the faith-based community will once again open the temporary cold night shelter.

Any adult male who needs temporary shelter from cold weather should report to The Shelter at 480 West Tennessee St. The Shelter will arrange for transportation to the temporary cold night shelter. The temporary cold night shelter is located at the First Baptist Church, Christian Life Center, 108 West College Ave. The cold night shelter is coordinated by The Shelter. It opens at 9 p.m. and remains open overnight, closing the following morning at 6:45 a.m.

The temporary cold night shelter is open to adult males only. Women and families with children are advised to proceed to The Shelter, located at 480 W. Tennessee St.

StarMetro, the City of Tallahassee’s mass transit system, will provide transportation between The Shelter on West Tennessee St. and the temporary location at First Baptist Church, when open. One trip is scheduled, with departure from The Shelter at 9 p.m. Adult males must pre-register at The Shelter by 7:45 p.m.; no walk-ins at the cold night shelter will be allowed. A return trip to The Shelter from the temporary location departs the following morning at 6:45 a.m. With moderating temperatures expected as of Monday, Sunday will be the final night the temporary location will be available until colder weather returns to the area.

Volunteers from the local faith-based community continue to provide assistance at the First Baptist Church location. Cots and blankets are being provided by the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross. Security is maintained by staff from The Shelter.

For more information or for volunteer opportunities at the temporary shelter location, including donations of food, towels, other supplies and funding, please call The Shelter at (850) 224-8448 or 2-1-1 Big Bend by dialing 2-1-1 or (850) 617-6333.


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  • by Tea Party Conservative on Dec 18, 2011 at 04:57 PM
    If there are still any poor people out there then it's their own fault and they deserve to be homeless. They should get a job and vote Republican in order for there to be more jobs.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:06 AM in reply to Tea Party Conservative
      Apparently you aren't a tea party member. I am, and have compassion for those less fortunate.
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      by Compassionate Conservative on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:29 AM in reply to Tea Party Conservative
      I agree. Not only that, but if any of these "bums" have children that die from exposure, then we can blame the deadbeat parents for their misfortune. It's always good to have someone to blame, so we can continue to feel better about ourselves.
  • by debbie Location: tall on Dec 18, 2011 at 11:06 AM
    hey awi god forbid that you are never homeless and feel the cold to your bones.some people dont choose to be homeless.the way our economy is right now lets hope and pray for you that dont loose your job or home or else we will see u in miami cold hearted person.
  • by AWI on Dec 18, 2011 at 09:19 AM
    Why do we continue to spend TAXPAYER dollars on people who do not pay TAXES??? If homeless people don't like cold weather, they should "move" to Miami.
    • reply
      by debbie on Dec 18, 2011 at 11:07 AM in reply to AWI
      u can read my reply debbie
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      by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:11 PM in reply to AWI
      Because Americans(U.S. Americans) have decided that society can be better if we provide at least a minimum standard for those less fortunate, or unable to provide for themselves.
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