Warming Centers to open as cold temperatures move in

Cooler temperatures are hitting the Central Valley. To ensure everyone has a warm place to stay during the cold nights warming centers have opened up in Visalia and Merced.

Here are a list of warming centers opening up.

South Valley:

When temperatures hit below 30º the City of Visalia encourages people to seek shelter at the Visalia Rescue Mission. The Visalia Rescue Mission offers both a men's shelter as well as the Shelter of Hope for women and children. 

The rescue mission will also allow guests to stay until 9am when morning temperatures are 34º or below.

Shelter of Hope (women and children* - girls 17 and under/boys 12 and under)
1413 N. Burke St
Check-in time: 4:00pm

Men's Shelter and Community Kitchen (serving breakfast and dinner daily)
322 NE 1st Ave., Visalia, CA 93291
Check-in time: 6:00pm
Morning warming center location: 415 NE 1st Ave. 

North Valley:

The Merced Rescue Mission has opened its warming center. The center is open from 8pm to 6am now through March 31st at its Merced ave. Location.

The warming center will be open when the D street shelter is full and when temperatures go below  40º. 

The mission says free transportation to the center is available. They ask those in need of a ride to be at D and 15th at 8pm; they will be returned to that location at 6am. 

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