Due to freeze warnings expected this weekend, City Rescue Mission will open the Cold Weather Emergency Shelter for the evenings of Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th. CRM's staff will be extending the space to accommodate up to 100 more who are in need of a warm place to sleep.

Guests seeking shelter may check-in starting at 2:30pm on Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th. All overnight guests may remain in the building until 10:30AM the following morning or until temperatures rise above 40 degrees. “We will not turn anyone away," states Jaime Davis, Manager of Emergency Services. "We want to make sure that Jacksonville citizens without a home have warm shelter and a hot meal," states Executive Director Penny Kievet. For more information, please contact our New Life Inn at 904.421.5167.

The Salvation Army will also open its shelter at 900 W. Adams St. tonight, Friday, December 8.

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 6:30pm, 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 coffee and breakfast in the morning.