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The shelter accommodates unusually high numbers on harsh, cold nights this season.
Expecting a weekend cold snap, Gainesville homeless shelters like St. Francis House and Grace Marketplace are asking for donations to prepare for a surge of homeless people looking to stay warm.
Gainesville’s homeless prepare for the cold, and local shelters are ready to provide additional help.
Funding from the City of Gainesville will allow a pavilion at the Grace Marketplace facility to remain open for one more month.
Grace Marketplace offers new dorms to homeless who volunteer at the new shelter. Some pavilion residents prefer to stay outside in tents at Dignity Village.
On Wednesday, emergency shelter Grace Marketplace opened its first dorm for the homeless. Residents must adhere to criteria, but the dorm offers a more permanent housing option.
Grace Marketplace will soon close two facilities to alleviate some of its expenses.
Gainesville and Alachua County are funding a project that provides meals, showers and mental health screenings for the homeless.
A new Gainesville homeless shelter is requesting other local services to stop catering to the homeless in the downtown area.
The Citrus County Health Department has implemented a mobile clinic program to help low-income and homeless patients get basic medical services.