Cold Weather

The following information is intended to provide some options for people who seek shelter. We urge people to go indoors during cold weather spells. For people who would like to help, please consider holding a “Cold Weather Drive” to collect items that will help people survive the winter weather. Here is a list of Winter items needed. Thank you so much.

The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission will update weather situations and information for winter warming shelters through a recorded message at 615-800-0195. Please distribute this number to people who sleep outdoors.

DSC03652Day Shelters for people who need to get out of the cold:

  • Room In The Inn provides a day shelter option from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Nashville Rescue Mission – will be open doors when there is precipitation, or temperatures feel like 37 degrees or colder.
  • Community Care Fellowship, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (closing on 2 p.m. on Wednesday)

Night Shelters:

  • Nashville Rescue Mission, please call their Cold Patrol at 255-2475 (they start after dark, around 5 p.m., and when temperatures are predicted to be 32 degrees or colder overnight)
  • Room In The Inn, night shelter, 5 p.m. For winter shelter referrals, please call 251-7019.

For single women or single women with children, after hours:

Nashville Rescue Mission’s Women’s Shelter (Family Life Center) at 312-1574.

When temperatures fall to 25 degrees Fahrenheit or below – there are limited slots available for people with pets or for couples:

Open Table Nashville will open emergency warming shelters. People are asked to gather at the Public Downtown Library between 5 and 5:30 p.m. To check whether Open Table Nashville’s emergency warming shelters are open, call 615-800-0195.

General information for the organizations mentioned in this email:

Room In The Inn, at 705 Drexel Street, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 251-9791 (also known as the Campus for Human Development or just “the Campus”)

Nashville Rescue Mission: (615) 255-2475

Nashville Rescue Mission’s Men’s Campus:  639 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN 37203-4226

Nashville Rescue Mission’s Family Life Center (Women’s Campus): 1716 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Nashville, TN 37208

Open Table Nashville, Inc.: Ingrid McIntyre, executive director, ingrid@opentablenashville.org

Community Care Fellowship, at 511 S 8th St, Nashville, TN 37206, (615) 227-1953

Connecting people with support services:

If you need to link people with direct services, we recommend that you connect people with a case manager at Metro Social Services by calling 862-6400 during office hours (M-F, 8:30-4:30).

If you have general questions about homelessness or you would like to invite a representative from the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission to address your congregation, your neighborhood association, or any other group, please contact Judith Tackett at 615-880-2360.

Frostbite & Hypothermia Information:

Quick Tips to Address Hypothermia and Frostbites

Information on Hypothermia and Frostbite

For more information about cold-related injuries, please visit the site of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council.

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