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. In cooperation with the Visalia Rescue Mission, the City of Visalia encourages anyone who needs emergency shelter when the night time temperatures are expected to be below 30 degrees Fahrenheit to seek shelter at the Visalia Rescue Mission, located at 322 NE 1st Avenue. .
In addition, the Visalia Rescue Mission has now opened a "40 Degree" Center at their new Community Center for nights when the temperature is expected to be 40 degrees or below. The Community Center is located at 741 N. Santa Fe and will provide blankets and staff to monitor the open room.
The Visalia Rescue Mission offers both a men's shelter, as well as a woman and children’s shelter; however they do not offer a family shelter. The Visalia Rescue Mission will provide food and a warm place to sleep to anyone in need when the temperatures are below 30 degrees. However, the Visalia Rescue Mission maintains a drug and alcohol free environment. Anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be able to utilize the facility.
For those with special needs, please contact the Visalia Fire Department, Emergency Preparedness Hotline, at 559-713-4600. This hotline is available 24 hours, seven days per week.
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