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Freezing Temperatures Expected Tonight

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 weather forecast for tonight, Monday, December 19, 2016, predicts temperatures to be below 30 degrees.

The City of Visalia encourages anyone who needs emergency shelter when the night time 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).

The Men's Shelter and Community Kitchen is located at 322 Northeast 1st Avenue in Visalia. Check-in time is 6 p.m. and their phone number is 559-740-4178.

The Shelter of Hope is located at 1413 N. Burke Street. Check-in time is 4 p.m. and their phone number is 734-7921

Additionally, VRM will provide an additional shelter space at both shelter locations when the temperature is expected to be 40º or below.

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, will not be able to utilize the facility. If you wish to support the shelters by donating winter items, contact the VRM directly at 740-4178 or at

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

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