Expected temperature dip in Jacksonville prompts cold night shelter to open to area homeless

Jacksonville and the surrounding area are expected to be at or below 40 degrees on Wednesday night.


In preparation for the cold, Sulzbacher is preparing to provide cold night shelters for the area’s homeless.

In addition to housing 400-plus people at both the Downtown Campus as well as Sulzbacher Village, the agency will also open temporary sleeping areas in dining rooms and library areas for people in need of shelter.

According to Sulzbacher, women and families seeking shelter from the cold can go to Sulzbacher Village at 5455 Springfield Blvd. Men are encouraged to go to Sulbacher’s Downtown Campus at 611 E. Adams St.

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Sulzbacher provides the opportunity for homeless and at-risk men, women and children to achieve a better life. Services that they include are street outreach, daily meals, safe shelter, case management, veteran’s services, job training, permanent housing, and medical care, which includes dental, vision and behavioral health care.

For more information, visit www.sulzbacherjax.org.

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