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Update to Emergency Plan for Freezing Weather Days
Posted on 01/16/2024

The City of Jackson will extend emergency services to provide a Temporary Warming Center for homeless men, women and children for freezing weather days. Beginning Wednesday, January 17, 2024 through the remainder of the week, the following plan has been devised to provide a temporary warming center for homeless men, women and children seeking aid.

Temporary Warming Center Location for Homeless Men

  • T.R. White Sportsplex (304 N. Hays Ave., Jackson, TN)
  • The Room in the Inn program will take place at the T.R. White Sportsplex
  • The T.R. White Sportsplex will be closed to the public during this time.

Temporary Warming Center Location for Homeless Women and Children

  • First United Methodist Church Mission Center (200 S. Church St. Jackson, TN)

Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and the Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department will provide cots and blankets, with an estimated maximum capacity of 40 for T. R. White Sportsplex and 30 for FUMC Mission Center. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks will be provided by RIFA with coordinated efforts with Area Relief Ministries (ARM), FUMC and other area churches.

Material and Monetary Donations: The community is encouraged to donate the following items.

  • Nonperishable food items can be dropped off at RIFA (133 Airways Blvd. Jackson, TN)
  • Toiletries, t-shirts, sweat pants, socks, and coats can be dropped off at the respective facilities (men’s items at T.R. White Sportsplex and women’s items at FUMC Mission Center)
  • Monetary donations will be accepted at Hope and Healing Foundation for this and future emergency response needs. Contact Vicki Lake.

Service animals are permitted to accompany those who seek shelter.

A special thank you to our partners Area Relief Ministries, First United Methodist Church, Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department, Jackson Police Department, Jackson Recreation and Parks Department, RIFA, Madison County Sherriff’s Office, Tennessee Homeless Solutions, West Tennessee COC, and West Tennessee Healthcare.

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