Stay Warm and Safe Overnight Cold Shelter Now Open in Tallahasse
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Stay Warm and Safe: Overnight Cold Shelter Now Open in Tallahassee

At the recommendation of local health experts and due to consistently cold night temperatures at or below 35 degrees on the specified nights, local governments and community partners will be organizing overnight sheltering to ensure the safety of those experiencing homelessness.

All activities related to overnight sheltering will adhere to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and will be coordinated with Leon County Emergency Management.

Safety measures include maintaining social distancing during sleeping arrangements, the use of face coverings, and implementing enhanced sanitation practices.

Individuals in need of cold night sheltering on these nights are encouraged to visit the Kearney Center at 2650 Municipal Way for intake between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m.

If necessary, overflow sheltering will be available at designated community partner sites, allowing individuals to stay overnight and depart by 7 a.m. the following morning.

Transportation will be provided by the City of Tallahassee’s Star Metro bus service. Those requiring assistance accessing Star Metro can call or text the Street Outreach Coordinator at 850-759-1895 or email [email protected].

The homeless population has been informed about cold night shelter operations through in-person communication and a text-to-phone service.

For additional information on cold night shelter planning, individuals can contact the Big Bend Continuum of Care Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at (850) 792-5015. For after-hours or weekends, they can call the CESC/Kearney Center at 850-792-9000.

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