City Of Gainesville To Activate Cold Night Shelter Program


With cold overnight low temperatures expected Thursday and Friday evenings, the City of Gainesville plans to activate its Cold Night Shelter Program for those in need of shelter.

St. Francis House and the Grace Marketplace Empowerment Center will provide shelter and other services as long as temperatures remain below 45 degrees.

St. Francis House primarily serves families and gives them a temporary shelter, a bed, a blanket and a hot breakfast. The Grace Marketplace Empowerment Center primarily serves individual adults with shelter and a hot meal.

The Cold Night Shelter Program typically runs from Nov. 1 to March 31, and is expected to remain in effect until overnight temperatures rise above 45 degrees.

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