City Rescue Mission Offering Shelter To Homeless During Weekend Cold Snap

Dec 7, 2017

The City Rescue Mission is preparing for this weekend’s cold snap to make sure the homeless have a place to get away from the chilly weather.

The City Rescue Mission at 234 W. State Street in Jacksonville.
Credit City Rescue Mission

The mission will be extending its space to accommodate up to 100 additional people on Saturday and Sunday nights.

"We want to make sure that Jacksonville citizens without a home have warm shelter and a hot meal," said City Rescue Mission Executive Director Penny Kievet.

The Cold Weather Emergency Shelter is located at the City Rescue Mission’s New Life Inn at 234 W. State Street in Jacksonville.

“We will not turn anyone away," said Jaime Davis, manager of the mission’s emergency services.

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Anyone needing overnight shelter on Saturday, Dec. 9 or Sunday, Dec. 10 can check in starting at 2:30 p.m. on those days.

Overnight guests may remain in the building until 10:30 a.m. the following morning or until temperatures rise above 40 degrees.

More information about the City Rescue Mission is available here.

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at, 904-358-6349 or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.