Severe Weather Shelter Program Available February 6


City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions Thursday, Feb. 6. The anticipated weather will lead to the activation of the city's Severe Weather and Cold Night Shelter Program.

St. Francis House and GRACE Marketplace at the Empowerment Center will provide Severe Weather and Cold Night Shelter services to people in need of shelter. The program providers serve additional persons in need of shelter so that families and individuals desiring shelter will have a place to stay away from the severe weather. St. Francis House provides temporary shelter that is appropriate for families, women and children. GRACE Marketplace primarily serves individual adults. In addition to an indoor place to spend the night, other support services (including food, showers, laundry, case management and more) are available at St. Francis House and GRACE Marketplace. Funding for this program is provided by the City of Gainesville, Alachua County and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.