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Visalia Rescue Mission Available During Cold Temps

As the cool winter temperatures begin to impact our community, the City of Visalia wants to ensure that those in need have a place to stay during the coldest nights.

The City of Visalia encourages anyone who needs emergency shelter when the nighttime temperatures are expected to be below 30º Fahrenheit to seek shelter at Visalia Rescue Mission (VRM).

VRM offers both a men’s shelter, as well as the Shelter of Hope for women and children (boys 12 and under).

Additionally, VRM will provide an additional warming center space at both shelter locations when the temperature is expected to be 40º or below. Each morning when temperatures remain at 34º or below, guests are able to stay until 9:00 a.m.

The weather forecast is predicting temperatures to be below 30 Degrees during the nights on Monday, December 4th and Tuesday 5th, 2017.

Please note: For the safety of its guests and staff, VRM maintains a drug and alcohol-free environment. Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol, whose behavior is a danger to others, may not be able to utilize the facility.

For those with special needs, please contact 2-1-1 Tulare County.

If you are able to donate winter items such as blankets and sleeping bags, please contact VRM directly: 559-740-4178 or by email at


- Shelter of Hope (women and children* — girls 17 and under/boys 12 and under) is located at 1413 N. Burke St. Phone number is 559-734-7921 and check-in time: 4 p.m.

- Men’s Shelter and Community Kitchen (serving breakfast and dinner daily)
is located at 322 NE 1st Ave. Phone number is 559-740-4178 and check-in time is 6 p.m. A morning warming center location: 415 NE 1st Ave.

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