As the temperatures continue to drop at night, the Coldest Nights shelter for those without heat or a place to rest their head at night is once again planning to be open. The shelter locations are in downtown Murfreesboro.
The Journey Home, Murfreesboro Rescue Mission and the Murfreesboro Cold Patrol have partnered with First Baptist Church and St. Paul's Episcopal Church to provide DROP-IN EMERGENCY SHELTER for ADULT MEN AND WOMEN in Rutherford County when the low temperature is forecast to be below 32°.
Women with children as well as single adult women may also receive shelter through the Way of Hope.
Men in need of Shelter on cold nights can sleep at First Baptist Church between East Main Street and Vine Street in Murfreesboro. Volunteers ask that you enter on the Vine Street side at the church gym. The doors will open at 7:00 on cold nights and will close at 9:30. Dinner will be served at the church between 7 and 9 PM.
For women who need shelter on cold nights, they can meet at St. Paul's Episcopal Church at the corner of Academy Street and College Street. The doors will open at 7:00 on cold nights and will close at 9:30. Dinner will be served at the church between 7 and 9 PM.
For those staying at the shelter:
- Identification is required
- Bring only what you will need for the night
- A simple hot meal will be served nightly
- Water, snacks, and hot coffee will be available
- Opportunities for games, exercise and fellowship
Way of Hope for Women and Women with Children:
For more information about the Way of Hope, contact Brad Blomgren at (615) 653-8027.***