Coldest Nights Emergency Shelter OPEN THURSDAY night

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The Coldest Nights shelter for men at First Baptist Church will be open Thursday night as temperatures are expected to hit below 30 degrees.

Coldest Nights is a drop-in emergency shelter program for MEN in the community that is open only when low temperatures are forecast to be below 30 degrees. It is a health and safety resource for homeless MEN that cannot otherwise get into existing shelters in our community such as Salvation Army or Room in the Inn. On these Coldest Nights we will take them.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and close at 9:30 p.m. The program will end each morning at 7:00 a.m. First Baptist Church (200 East Main Street) is the host site, but we use the rear door (gym side) on Vine Street closest to Academy Street to enter and exit. There will be a sign posted on the door. Once the doors close at 9:30 no participant is allowed to enter unless brought to the shelter by law enforcement or discharged to the shelter by the hospital or other arrangements are made by contacting me (615-867-4040) or Ed Grimes (615-605-1705).


Women and children can find emergency shelter through the Way of Hope. Inquiries can be directed to Brad Blomgren at 615-653-8027 regarding the Way of Hope.



  • Dec. 17 Wednesday - Closed/37
  • Dec. 18 Thursday - Open/30
  • Dec. 19 Friday - TBD
  • Dec. 20 Saturday - TBD
  • Dec. 21 Sunday - TBD
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