City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions, which will lead to the activation of the city’s Severe Weather and Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program tonight, Nov. 11. The CNS program normally runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.
St. Francis House and GRACE Marketplace at the Empowerment Center will provide Severe Weather Shelter services to people in need of shelter. The CNS program providers serve additional persons in need of shelter so that families and individuals desiring shelter will have a safe and warm place to stay. St. Francis House provides temporary shelter that is appropriate for families, women and children. GRACE Marketplace primarily serves individual adults.