Nashville Opens More Emergency Cold Shelters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville has opened more emergency shelters to help people stay warm during dangerously cold temperatures.

The city was operating at Level 3 of its Cold Weather Plan – the most intense level and it was only activated three times last winter.

An overflow shelter at the East Park Community Center opened at 6 p.m. Monday and stayed open until 8 a.m. Tuesday. There's a mobile unit on site for pets.

Level 3 also means The Mission campuses and Room in the Inn would offer additional beds.

The city intensified outreach efforts overnight to get people off the streets and into shelters. A decision would be made later in the day about a shelter for Wednesday night.  

The City of Clarksville has also opened temporary warming shelters: 

Burt-Cobb Recreation Center, 1011 Franklin Street, 931-472-3381. (The center is closed Tuesday, Jan. 2 for heating repairs.)

  • Monday -- 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday -- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday -- 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday -- 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday -- 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday -- 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday -- Closed

Crow Recreation Center, 211 Richview Road, 931-472-3382.

  • Monday -- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday -- 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday -- 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Thursday -- 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday -- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday --  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday -- Closed 

Kleeman Recreation Center, 166 Cunningham Lane, 931-472-3383.

  • Monday-Thursday --  7:45 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday -- 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday -- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday -- Closed 

Community Action Agency, 931-802-6338: provides daytime warmth and services at Old Firehouse Day Shelter, 931-542-0381. 

The Salvation Army, 931-553-8494: operating under its White Flag procedures, waiving restrictions on how long someone is able to stay in its shelter during cold weather.

New Providence United Methodist Church, 1317 Fort Campbell Blvd., Clarksville. It is expected to remain open for most of the week. For information, call 931-338-3462. 

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