City of Clarksville
Clarksville Agencies prepare for expected cold snap
Clarksville, TN – With temperature expected to plunge into the 20s Saturday night, social service agencies are focusing on emergency shelter for people in need.
Manna Café Ministries and New Providence United Methodist Church have partnered to open an emergency warming center at 1317 Fort Campbell Boulevard. The shelter will open at 4:00pm Saturday and remain open until Tuesday morning.
The Clarksville-Montgomery County Community Action Agency also is ready with short-term daytime shelter, homeless services and counseling referrals at its Old Firehouse Day Shelter, 1498 Golf Club Lane, Clarksville.
Community Action, at 931.542.0381, coordinates with area churches to operate Room in the Inn, an emergency winter shelter program that runs November through March. Clients are transported from the day shelter to the Room in the Inn site daily from 3:30pm-4:30pm.
The Salvation Army, 210 Kraft Street, Clarksville, implements its White Flag status when temperatures drop below 32 degrees, which means it will suspend its usual intake regulations and accept anyone who needs shelter during freezing weather.
Manna Cafe officials say volunteers are needed to fill four-hour shifts at the New Providence Methodist site starting Saturday. Sign up at www.mannacafeministries.com/volunteer
For information, visit the Manna Café Ministries Facebook page.
The City of Clarksville Office of Housing and Community Development, which helps coordinate resources and homeless services, continues to monitor the situation and work with Community Action, churches, the Salvation Army and other agencies.