Nashville to open extreme cold weather overflow shelter Monday night

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Metro Social Services will activate an extreme cold weather overflow shelter when temperatures drop to 32 degrees or below in Nashville.

The shelter will be open from 7 p.m. Monday, March 20 through 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 21.

The overnight housing is open to anyone who needs it at 3230 Brick Church Pike. Everyone is welcome, including couples and pets.

The Tennessean updates this page on days when the shelter is open.

What to know about Nashville's extreme cold weather overflow shelter

Free transit is available via WeGo Central on WeGo Public Transit line 23B from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on nights the extreme cold shelter is open.

The overflow shelter will start taking guests when primary community partner shelters reach maximum capacity, including the Room In the Inn and the Nashville Rescue Mission. Standard operating hours are between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.

A transportation plan is in place for outreach workers to drop off individuals across the city. Partners will receive directions on how to drop people off at the overflow shelters after hours and seasonal cold weather-activated passes to hand out.

Outreach workers and persons experiencing homelessness can also text the word "NashvilleWinter" to 84483 to sign up to receive text notifications about 24 hours in advance of each overflow shelter opening.

More information can be found at or by calling 615-862-6391. Updated information on the shelter's hours will be available by 9 a.m. each day.

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